Social Media

Seeking more civility on Facebook

Steve Kelman discusses his pursuit of a more constructive social network.

They took all the tweets and put 'em in a tweet museum

Twitter cancelled @realdonaldtrump, but the National Archives will bring presidential tweets back via the Trump library website.

Don't keep Trump off Twitter

Steve Kelman contends that free speech -- above and beyond the letter of the First Amendment -- should be supported to the fullest extent possible.

NSA wants NatSec users to mask location data

The spy agency is advising users of Defense Department and National Security Systems to take steps to mask their location data on mobile devices and computers.

Staying ahead of threats on government networks

Why securing data and managing cyber risk must now become critical elements in agency ERM frameworks.

House passes NDAA with TikTok ban

The House of Representatives passed a defense bill for 2021 that authorizes $731.6 billion in defense spending, includes cyber, workforce, acquisition provisions and a ban on the popular social media app Tik Tok on government equipment.

CISA looks to industry for anti-troll tools

The agency is looking to bolster its technical capabilities to identify foreign propaganda online that targets specific audiences in the U.S.

Schumer to TSA: Delete your (TikTok) account

The Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, TSA's parent agency, have already banned the video-sharing app from federally owned devices, citing risks associated with TikTok's Chinese ownership.

Do federal agencies need to collect more data from social media platforms?

There is appetite in both parties to change the "Wild West" atmosphere of social media platforms, but lawmakers must also navigate privacy issues.

Lawmaker pushes online verification to combat disinformation

Mandatory ID checks for social media platforms could help fight propaganda, but experts worry about privacy tradeoffs.

The semantics of disinformation

DARPA thinks it can detect automated disinformation campaigns across a range of media by focusing on common machine-generated errors.

New bill takes aim at social media data goldmine

Two senators have introduced legislation that would require social media companies to calculate the value of the data they collect and provide clear options for users not to share it.

Can the IC police foreign disinformation on social media?

The latest Intelligence Authorization bill includes $30 million for a new research center where social media companies, researchers and journalists work together to study and expose online disinformation campaigns.

CBP announces social media tracking program

Under a new initiative, certain Customs and Border Protection personnel are trolling public-facing social media for threats against agency facilities and officials.

Reports reveal massive scale of Russian disinformation ops

Russian influence operations aimed at the U.S. electorate were more widespread than previously known and remain ongoing to this day, according to two new reports.

On Election Day, DHS isn't seeing coordinated efforts to hack the vote

The Department of Homeland Security is monitoring voting nationwide from an operations center that includes representatives from states, political parties and federal law enforcement.

DOJ charges Russian national in $35M election influence plot

The Department of Justice charged a Russian national with overseeing financial operations for a multinational social media influence campaign tied to the Russian government.