State election officials in at least five states have recently clashed with Facebook over issues ranging from policy to misinformation.
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Is China pursuing a grand strategy to systematically proliferate digital authoritarian tools? Its efforts vary by country, local context, and interests.
A coalition for secure elections sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr Wednesday over his comments calling for “backdoor” through encryption.
The National Security Agency and its British counterpart issued an unusual warning in October: The Russians were back and growing stealthier.
Facebook Thursday ignored calls for new limits on political advertising ahead of 2020, instead making minor changes for more user control over ads, it said.
National news outlets provide different push notifications at different times to local and national audiences.
Jong Lee, Senior Fellow at the South Korean East Asia Institute has outlined four challenges likely to affect democracy across the world in 2020.
The case is a legal challenge to the State Department’s recent measure that aims at collecting social identifiers from all U.S Visa applicants.
For democracy to succeed reforms addressing social media generated conditions hostile to democracy will have to be designed, experts.
The US, UK, Australia have pressured Facebook to easy backdoor for law enforcement agencies, putting billions of users at risk.