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Facebook and Twitter tried to stop voter intimidation... and they failed miserably

03/11/2020

Neither disinformation nor voter intimidation is anything new. But tools developed by leading tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, and Google now allow these tactics to scale up dramatically. As a scholar of cybersecurity and election security, I have argued that these firms must do more to rein in...
Neither disinformation nor voter intimidation is anything new. But tools developed by leading tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, and Google now allow these tactics to scale up dramatically. As a scholar of cybersecurity and election security, I have argued that these firms must do more to rein in disinformation, digital repression, and voter suppression on their platforms, including by treating these issues as a matter of corporate social responsibility. Earlier this fall, Twitter announced new measures to tackle disinformation, including false claims about the risks of voting by mail. Facebook has likewise vowed to crack down on disinformation and voter… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook,Twitter Neither disinformation nor voter intimidation is anything new. But tools developed by leading tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, and Google now allow these tactics to scale up dramatically. As a scholar of cybersecurity and election security, I have argued that these firms must do more to rein in disinformation, digital repression, and voter suppression on their platforms, including by treating these issues as a matter of corporate social responsibility. Earlier this fall, Twitter announced new measures to tackle disinformation, including false claims about the risks of voting by mail. Facebook has likewise vowed to crack down on disinformation and voter… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook,Twitter
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