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Research: Russian Disinformation Campaigns Target African Americans

Russian misinformation campaigns have been targeting African Americans in a number of ways to create division between left and right political agendas, create racial division and discord, and even suppress Black voter turnout, new research has found.

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AggregateIQ Faces First GDPR Enforcement Over Data-Privacy Dispute

AggregateIQ, one of the companies at the heart of the Facebook unauthorized data-sharing scandal, could be one of the first companies to face penalties under the European Union’s recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Before Senate Facebook, Twitter Defend Efforts to Stop Fake News

Facebook and Twitter executives defended recent efforts to stop the use of their platforms by Russia, Iran and other countries to influence U.S. elections.

Episode 106: Election Trolls Are Afoot. We Talk To The Guy Who Watches Them

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:55 — 27.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#106): with the November midterm elections in the U.S. fast approaching, election related shenanigans have already cropped up in connection with contested races in swing states, as well as around “hot button” issues such as gun control and race. To find out what the trolls are trolling about, we speak with Jonathan Morgan, the CEO at the firm NewKnowledge, which provides disinformation defense services for organizations. 

Facebook defends itself against report it allowed hate speech for financial gain

Facebook has denied allegations by a by a U.K. news outlet that it gave preferential treatment to some pages that promote hate speech because of financial interest, saying that creating a safe environment for its users remains a top priority.