Snapchat addresses the “fake news” problem

Snapchat addresses the “fake news” problem

Snapchat claims it has found at least a partial solution to “fake news.” Snap, the Los Angeles-based parent of the image messaging app, recently announced it would separate social material from media. So, has Snap hit upon a solution to “fake news”? Not exactly. Snap’s redesign is not a game-changer.

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May Repudiates Russian Information Warfare but Misses an Opportunity to Challenge Platforms

May Repudiates Russian Information Warfare but Misses an Opportunity to Challenge Platforms

British Prime Minister Theresa May helpfully reminded us that Russia’s politically motivated online disinformation constitutes a threat to human rights. But May missed an opportunity to issue a challenge to the social media and search platforms that Russian operatives and others have used to disseminate harmful content online.

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Center co-chaired project sheds light on government data requests to companies

Center co-chaired project sheds light on government data requests to companies

Over the last 5 years we’ve seen an upward trend of tech companies issuing transparency reports. But they are just one element in a much bigger debate about how tech companies and governments interact—and how user privacy and expression can be at risk. A project co-chaired by the Center issued a report last Monday on how to improve transparency overall as a form of accountability in this process.

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