Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats, in Washington

America’s Adversaries Will Try to Use AI to Influence Election, Security Officials Warn

Previous efforts by federal agencies to call out foreign disinformation on platforms have become caught up in debates over government surveillance and First Amendment rights.

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Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on online child sexual exploitation, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Oversight Board Urges Meta To Rethink Its Policy on Manipulated Media

An oversight board is criticizing Facebook owner's policies as “incoherent” and insufficient to address the flood of online disinformation targeting elections.

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Lies: A Conversation About Free Speech With Salman Rushdie, Jameel Jaffer, and Larry Siems

Join us on Tuesday, April 19th at 5 p.m. EST for a lively and provocative discussion about lies and disinformation—their effect on a representative democracy and the avenues available to combat them consistent with America’s free speech principles.

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An explosion caused by police munition on Jan 6, 2021

Teacher Guide: Disinformation and the First Amendment

Disinformation is more pernicious and widespread today than at any other point in history, largely because of social media and the Internet. For instance, it is now widely known—and verified by the U.S. intelligence community—that Russians interfered with the 2016 presidential election.

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Dominion Voting Systems Files $1.3 Billion Defamation Suit Against My Pillow CEO

Dominion lawyers are arguing that Mike Lindell used conspiracy theories about election fraud and voter rigging to promote his business.

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Smartmatic Sues Fox News For $2.7 Billion Over Election Fraud Claims

Smartmatic claims Fox spread lies about the company it knew weren't true in order to curry favor with then-President Trump and his base. The company expects it will lose almost $500 million in the next five years due to the impact the lies have had on its business.  

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