Underwood has “deep concern” over Facebook, Twitter’s spread of misinformation to Black voters

The head of a House cybersecurity subcommittee warned social media moguls that she is concerned that their platforms are being used to target and spread misinformation to Black voters in the upcoming election, a letter she released Wednesday said.

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U.S., France take different approaches on combating disinformation

The U.S. and France, like many Western countries, are fighting disinformation campaigns from foreign countries, mainly Russia, but their policy approach to combat the problem are markedly different – the U.S. focuses on voluntary efforts to help people distinguish correct information from disinformation, while France has instituted new regulations on the news media.

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Some European countries effective in battle against Russian election interference

A country that recognizes it has a disinformation problem is more likely to be able to deal with a disinformation campaign. Finland, Estonia and a handful of other European countries have taken action against Russian influence operations, but the United States has so far lacked a firm and unified response to Russian interference, leaving it vulnerable to more attacks.

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