European leaders are rushing to implement new laws to curb disinformation on social media. However, existing European data protection laws might actually make it harder for bad actors to spread fake news online.
Nuala O’Connor from the Center for Democracy and Technology argues that Congress should create a single legislative data-protection mandate to protect individuals’ privacy and reconcile the differences between state and federal requirements.
Deep fakes are a profoundly serious problem for democratic governments and the world order. A new Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Brief argues that a combination of technology, education, and public policy can reduce their effectiveness.