While disinformation is getting a lot of attention in security circles, the discussion primarily tends to be in the context of election security. However, hacking social media accounts, or creating fake accounts, to post false messages about a company is absolutely a disinformation campaign.
There is bipartisan consensus in Congress that a federal data privacy law is necessary. Public policy experts from Google, Microsoft, and Twitter discussed the issues lawmakers will need to address to craft meaningful privacy regulation at a panel at RSA Conference.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said using biometrics on mobile devices could help weed out some of the bots on the platform.
The two dominant social media platforms are changing the way they verify users in an effort to fight foreign influence operations.
Two researchers have developed a model that can detect bot accounts on Twitter at a massive scale and with a high degree of accuracy.