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Information abundance, the limits of human cognition, excessive data mining, and algorithmic content delivery combine to make us incredibly vulnerable to propaganda and disinformation. The problem is massive, cross-platform, and cross-community, and so is the solution. But there are things we can do—as individuals and as societies—to curb the problem of disinformation and secure our minds and communities from cognitive hackers.
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Key U.S. laws written before the advent of the internet include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (1984), the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (1974), and, for all practical purposes, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (1996).
Cathy O’Neil, “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy,” (New York: Broadway Books, 2017), p. 118.
Zeynep Tufekci, Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017), 5.
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