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Tech Giants Prepared for 2016-Style Meddling. But the Threat Has Changed. - The New York Times

Tech Giants Prepared for 2016-Style Meddling. But the Threat Has Changed. - The New York Times

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big tech companies have spent the past three years working to avoid a repeat of 2016... struggling to handle the new challenges of 2020...

foreign governments ... are now using ... bots that are nearly impossible to distinguish from hyperpartisan Americans... partisan groups in the United States have borrowed Russia’s 2016 playbook ... tough calls about restricting the speech of American citizens...

For Mr. Zuckerberg... November’s election has become a personal fixation...Facebook’s rank-and-file workers are cautiously optimistic... Twitter’s ... banning all political ads ... introduced automated systems to detect bot...new guidelines to label or remove deceptively edited videos...

YouTube... prevent foreign-backed disinformation campaigns and introduced transparency measures for political ads... promote more authoritative news and fewer conspiracy theories...

Threats have also emerged in unexpected places... ToTok... leaking audio, photos, texts, and contacts to United Arab Emirates intelligence officials...

Russia’s Internet Research Agency... has better disguised itself... may now also be paying Americans to post information on their behalf...

The most divisive content this year may ... from American politicians ... The White House... Mr. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign... “The future of disinformation is going to be domestic"

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The above notes were curated from the full post www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/technology/facebook-google-twitter-november-election.html.

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