An American pilot. A German aide on Capitol Hill. In the first and second world wars, the FBI effectively uprooted foreign influence campaigns. Today, the agency faces an uphill battle.
Many are wondering what Facebook, Twitter and even the government can do to stop the spread of fake news. Behavioral science has an answer: the Pro-Truth Pledge.
Google and Facebook reign supreme over digital advertising. Yet the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and when the effectiveness of this advertising seems limited, should we ban this model?
Decades ago, the CIA created a secret department dedicated to spreading anti-communist propaganda around the globe. A scholar explains how it is comparable to Russian meddling through social media.
The FBI has long fed Congress secret intel. Trump and Nunes' fight to release classified information may turn this dynamic on its head.
In a fight for the global flow of information, social media firms must be regulated. Their billions of dollars in revenue put their financial interests in conflict with truth and democracy.