California Governor has signed into state law a bill that mandates the California Department of Education provide media literacy resources on its website.
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A former newspaper columnist has been jailed for seven years in Myanmar over Facebook post criticizing the country’s leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Facebook Inc. says it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did in 2016.
Chinese government will block foreign current affairs content from being shown in the country, report from its National Radio and Television Administration says.
Punk group Pussy Riot has linked suspected poisoning of member Verzilov with his attempt to investigate the deaths some Russian journalists in Africa.
Election meddling is easier than before and regulation of social media is more muddled than ever. Private companies like Facebook have little chance of standing up to Russia’s intelligence services alone.
More than half reported they had been threatened or abused in a face-to-face encounter, with over a quarter saying they had been physically attacked.
Three lawmakers want to see a U.S. intelligence assessment of threat posed by technology that lets anyone make fake people saying things they never said.
Cyber-security professionals, journalists and key stakeholders discuss the development of norms around election influence and interference and lessons learned.
The cyclist who flashed her middle finger at President Donald Trump’s motorcade says she’ll file paperwork to run for office in northern Virginia.