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On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law will hold a hearing on how social media platforms' design choices shape our discourse and our minds. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Monika Bickert, the vice president for content policy at Facebook; Lauren Culbertson, the head of U.S.
The justice’s speculations on the possibilities for regulating social media platforms are already changing the tone of the debate on the political right—but he makes a weak argument.
The Supreme Court vacates the holding that the replies to Trump’s Twitter account are a public forum, and Justice Thomas shares his thoughts on platform regulation.
An online disinformation campaign targeting Libya was discovered in June 2020. This likely state-backed information operation shows how regional actors try to manipulate dynamic events in support of their interests.
The excitement and alarm that greeted President Trump’s ban from Twitter underscores a fundamental truth about his presidency: The power of presidential speech was the only power of the office that ever meant anything to Trump.
Why foreign actors are hiring firms with cheap labor and local knowledge to post inauthentic content to social media.
Tweets from Trump and his inner circle show how close the Trump campaign is in tone and style to Russian disinformation. This type of disinformation poses huge challenges for U.S. democracy, and for the Republican Party.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled, "Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election."