The Invisible Thumb: Studying the Market for Social Media Manipulation The Invisible Thumb: Studying the Market for Social Media Manipulation
The Invisible Thumb: Studying the Market for Social Media Manipulation
July 18, 2019
By Sebastian Bay From the 2014 invasion of Ukraine to more recent attempts to interfere in democratic elections worldwide, antagonists seeking to influence their adversaries have turned to social media manipulation. At the heart of this practice is a flourishing market, operating online mostly from ...
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China’s Technology-Enhanced Authoritarianism: A Conversation with Samantha Hoffman China’s Technology-Enhanced Authoritarianism: A Conversation with Samantha Hoffman
China's Technology-Enhanced Authoritarianism: A Conversation with Samantha Hoffman
June 27, 2019
In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Samantha Hoffman discusses how China’s authorities, driven by a preemptive concern for managing state security, are employing new technologies to augment authoritarianism, with consequences that extend far beyond China’s borders. Dr. Samantha ...
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Authoritarian Influence in International Organizations: The Case of Interpol Authoritarian Influence in International Organizations: The Case of Interpol
Authoritarian Influence in International Organizations: The Case of Interpol
May 16, 2019
By Edward Lemon In late 2018, Interpol, the world’s 194-member police cooperation organization, made international headlines when its president, Meng Hongwei, former vice-minister of public security in China, fell victim to the very anti-corruption campaign his organization had enabled. After myster ...
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A Ray of Hope in the Haze: Disinformation and the Slovak Presidential Election A Ray of Hope in the Haze: Disinformation and the Slovak Presidential Election
A Ray of Hope in the Haze: Disinformation and the Slovak Presidential Election
May 14, 2019
By Katarína Klingová Many see the election of Zuzana Čaputová to the Slovak presidency as a hopeful sign for Central European politics. A lawyer and activist for anti-corruption and environmental causes, Čaputová received more than 40 percent of the vote in the first round of the election; second-pl ...
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