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New legislation, informed by testimony from Nathaniel Persily, Stanford Law professor and Co-director of the Cyber Policy Center, aims to address the concerning disparity between what platforms know about us, and what we know about them.

The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center is soliciting papers for a new initiative called “Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries: Impacts and Responses” (DTEC).

The project will shed light on the impact of technological disruptions on emerging economies to assess and present regulatory solutions.

In this post and in the attached reports, we investigate four newly suspended Twitter operations.

Almost as swiftly as cybersecurity has emerged as a major corporate and public policy concern, a body of cybersecurity law has developed. This body of law is not systematic. Like all things digital, it is rapidly evolving. Dempsey's new book aims to give a coherent summary of this incoherent body of law.

The report is the culmination of work by Aspen Digita's Commission on Information Disorder, with guidance from Stanford Cyber's Renee DiResta, Alex Stamos, Daphne Keller, Nate Persily and Herb Lin, and provides a framework for action with 15 recommendations to build trust & reduce harm.

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This is the fourth of a series of pieces we have published on societies and elections at risk from online disinformation. The politically-fueled disinformation engine in Brazil puts the country in the midst of an information crisis leading up to its 2022 presidential election.

The journal of Online Trust and Safety published its inaugural issue on Thursday, October 28.

Riana Pfefferkorn is a research scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory and a member of the Global Encryption Coalition. This first appeared in Brookings TECH STREAM.

Alex Stamos talks with Jon Stewart on the vulnerabilities of our democracy and the role of social media.

Commentary

Following the election of another Liberal Government, free speech and censorship will soon be back on the table. On this week’s No Nonsense, Tech Law Expert Daphne Keller on the problems of regulating online content.

Tech Policy Press Podcast with contributions from Daphne Keller

The playbook will be launched on Monday 20 September at 9:30am ET.

A new piece in Brookings by Riana Pfefferkorn looks at anti-hacking laws

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, four Stanford scholars and leading experts in national security, terrorism and contemporary conflict – Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Martha Crenshaw and Lisa Blaydes – reflect on how their teaching of the terrorist attacks has evolved.

The new project identifies solutions to the main challenges of moderating content online while respecting fundamental human rights.

In a new piece in the Financial Times, Marietje Schaake argues that protection for critical infrastructure is too often awarded using outdated criteria

A new grant aims to support a collaborative team of both Stanford and University of Washington researchers, as they explore new areas of study in the mis- and disinformation field.