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2020 Voters Are Already Being Inundated by Fake News on Facebook

  A year out from the election, the sharing of fake news is accelerating, and this time it’s homegrown. A year out from the 2020 presidential election, a flood of fake news is already consuming Facebook, with U.S. voters hit with a “tsunami of disinformation” in the last three months. But unlike in 2016, this … Lees verder

An AI app that “undressed” women shows how deepfakes harm the most vulnerable

  DeepNude has now been taken offline, but it won’t be the last time such technology is used to target vulnerable populations. The attention around deepfakes and synthetic media has grown in recent months. But while the conversation has primarily focused on its potential impact on politics, several experts in human rights and tech ethics have warned that another … Lees verder

Freedom on the Net 2019 – The Crisis of Social Media

What was once a liberating technology has become a conduit for surveillance and electoral manipulation. Internet freedom is increasingly imperiled by the tools and tactics of digital authoritarianism, which have spread rapidly around the globe. Repressive regimes, elected incumbents with authoritarian ambitions, and unscrupulous partisan operatives have exploited the unregulated spaces of social media platforms, … Lees verder

What happened when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came face to face with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

  The New York politician has exposed the firm’s shameless disregard for the truth It was 1am the night before we published the Cambridge Analytica files in March last year and I got an urgent message from my fellow reporter, Emma Graham-Harrison. Facebook, which that day had sent us a letter threatening legal action if we … Lees verder