“After months of criticism over their refusal to share data on whether efforts to halt the spread of false news are working, Facebook officials told POLITICO they may be ready to slowly open up.
Tessa Lyons, a product manager at Facebook, said the company has invited representatives from the fact-checking groups with whom it has partnered to its Menlo Park, California, headquarters in early February to discuss, in part, what information could finally be shared. Going ahead and doing so would represent a major shift for the social media giant.” MORE
“News of apparent Russian interference into the 2016 election has dominated the media and political conversations as Capitol Hill readies itself for a new administration. Did Russia’s hacks flip the election?
Both Democrats and Republicans have decried the cyberattacks over the past year as an affront to the American democratic process, insisting on further probes into Russia’s activities — but there isn’t much public discussion of what should happen next. And with only days left in Obama’s presidency, the next moves are on the Trump administration.
Responding to high-profile cyberattacks on the U.S. political system puts the U.S. in unfamiliar territory where the rules of engagement aren’t quite clear.” MORE