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Disinformation on Steroids

Author(s): 
Danielle Citron
Publication Date: 
October 16, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

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Filtering Out the Bots: What Americans Actually Told the FCC about Net Neutrality Repeal

Author(s): 
Ryan Singel
Publication Date: 
October 15, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

In the leadup to the FCC's historic vote in December 2017 to repeal all net neutrality protections, 22 million comments were filed to the agency.

But unfortunately, millions of those comments were fake. Some of the fake comment were part of sophisticated campaigns that filed fake comments using the names of real people - including journalists, Senators and dead people.

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New EU Proposal on the Prevention of Terrorist Content Online: An Important Mutation of the E-Commerce Intermediaries' Regime

Author(s): 
Joan Barata
Publication Date: 
October 12, 2018
Publication Type: 
White Paper / Report

Prevention of terrorism is undeniably an important and legitimate aim in many countries of the world. In the course of the last years, the European Union (EU) institutions, and the Commission (EC) in particular, have shown a growing concern regarding the potential use of online intermediary platforms for the dissemination of illegal content, particularly content of terrorist nature, based on the assumption that this content can reasonably increase the danger of new terrorist attacks being committed on European soil.

Comments for Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) review of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
October 11, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Comments submitted to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) of the Australian Parliament on the revised draft (20 September 2018 version) of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018.

How to make technology a force for good

Author(s): 
Ben Scott
Publication Date: 
September 26, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Two steps forward. Two steps back. That seems to be the tale that history will tell about the role of the internet as a force for democracy in the early 21st century.

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