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Title: How Data Privacy Laws Fight Fake News

Abstract

Governments from Russia to Iran have exploited social media’s connectivity, openness, and polarization to influence elections, sow discord, and drown out dissent. While responses have also begun to proliferate, more still are needed to reduce the inherent vulnerability of democracies to such tactics. Recent data privacy laws may offer one such answer in limiting how social media uses personal information to micro-target content: Fake news becomes a lot less scary if it can’t choose its readers.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1598114
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-786217
Journal ID: 982115; 982115
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Program Document
Journal Name:
Just Security
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: NA; Journal Issue: NA; Related Information: https://www.justsecurity.org/65795/how-data-privacy-laws-can-fight-fake-news/
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Political science

Citation Formats

Campbell, Alex Chen. How Data Privacy Laws Fight Fake News. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Campbell, Alex Chen. How Data Privacy Laws Fight Fake News. United States.
Campbell, Alex Chen. Thu . "How Data Privacy Laws Fight Fake News". United States.
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abstractNote = {Governments from Russia to Iran have exploited social media’s connectivity, openness, and polarization to influence elections, sow discord, and drown out dissent. While responses have also begun to proliferate, more still are needed to reduce the inherent vulnerability of democracies to such tactics. Recent data privacy laws may offer one such answer in limiting how social media uses personal information to micro-target content: Fake news becomes a lot less scary if it can’t choose its readers.},
doi = {},
journal = {Just Security},
number = NA,
volume = NA,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
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