Why Congress Must Protect Black And Latino Americans From Russian Operatives’ Social Media Experiment In 2020

This piece was originally published on Blavity. It’s a common sentiment among communities of color that U.S. lawmakers don’t always have their unique obstacles and systematic roadblocks top of mind. For this reason, many of these citizens have decided to disengage from the democratic process, in turn compounding the effects of ongoing disenfranchisement. As public servants, we […]

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Can American Political Candidates Help Stop the Flood of Disinformation with a Pledge?

In the absence of better laws or solutions from tech platforms, it may be worth a try U.S. intelligence officials are already issuing warnings about foreign interference in American democracy ahead of what promises to be a bruising 2020 election cycle. Delivering a threat assessment to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director of National Intelligence Dan […]

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The Vulnerable Cyborg

When I still was a student in social studies of science and technology, I loved reading and writing about new technologies shaping society and vice versa, about cyborgs blurring boundaries between ‘man and machine’, and about the sociology of things – like catflaps, or chocolate. Yet, what once seemed to be theoretical exercises has, over […]

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The System is Blinking: Election Security Remains a Priority for Mid-Terms and Beyond

Over the course of the summer, Congress had an opportunity to provide state-level funding for enhancing election security measures ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Unfortunately, legislation for such funding failed to pass in both chambers. Senate Republicans, buoyed by a White House that has done very little securing our election processes from foreign intervention, […]

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