RT and Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan's page on Facebook has been suspended for three days for "violating community standards," RT reported, noting that reasons behind the ban are being investigated.
MIT professor Sinan Aral explains how taking four basic steps could help us explain the effect of social media manipulation on our election.
Renee DiRestaThis research framework highlights the tension bt privacy and security affecting our ability to understand impact of Russian interference.
Those of us who did the SSCI project to assess the impact not only asked these q's but asked for more data.
Shortly before Sunday’s elections to the Moscow City Duma, a mass of Russian-language news sites and social media accounts began posting about what they called “Lanovoy’s list.” The outlets all claimed that Vasily Lanovoy, a popular award-winning...
Renee DiRestaGood look at multi-stream approach increasingly common in Russian disinformation: 1) overt propaganda, in this case via local state media, 2) distribution tactics on social, incl influencer marketing” boosts. Nominally decentralized operators. SEO games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would be violating the company's rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of...
Renee DiRestaUSG faces serious capability gaps when trying to detect or counter hostile foreign actors operating on private platforms.
The hurdles became clear in the context of countering ISIS in 2015. It's why public-private info sharing is the only way forward.
A group appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed seismic changes to the nation’s largest school system.
Renee DiRestaThis article is 🤯🤬. Carranza eliminated SF gifted programs. Know what didn’t happen? Integration. Then BoE weakened the math curriculum, eliminating 8th grade algebra. Then they said anyone who pushed back on that policy (electeds, parents) was racist.