Botnets—groups of computers infected with malicious software often used for crime—cost the economy billions of dollars each year. Technology makers, ISPs, cybersecurity companies, and law enforcement need to work together across the globe to fight botnets.
Deep fakes are a profoundly serious problem for democratic governments and the world order. A new Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Brief argues that a combination of technology, education, and public policy can reduce their effectiveness.
Michael McFaul, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, joins James M. Lindsay to discuss the fraught relationship between the United States and Russia.
It is rare for government officials to openly intervene in the domestic affairs of other democracies. But conventional rules do not apply to President Trump, who inaccurately tweeted about a 10 percent rise in crime in Germany. Here's how Germans reacted.
New Facebook data reveals that foreign advertisers may have tried to influence the upcoming Irish referendum on abortion. More proof that ad transparency initiatives for social media are necessary to preserve the integrity of elections.
The 2018 U.S. midterms are less than eight months away, and Congress has done nothing to close loopholes that enable political advertising on social media to fuel disinformation and division. Time for legislators to get to work.
As the final session of the 2018 College and University Educators Workshop, Kelly M. Greenhill, Joan Donovan, and Benjamin T. Decker assess the challenges of disinformation and media literacy, and its role in U.S. democracy, with Richard Stengel.
Germany's new coalition government wants Facebook to be more transparent about how its algorithms decide who sees what content. That might sound satisfying, but it is unlikely to stem the spread of disinformation online.