Fake news busters

“As an outside technology adviser to Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Scott has first-hand knowledge of how digital falsehoods can infiltrate — and, he would add, sway — an election.

Scott, who also served as a Clinton aide on technology when she was U.S. secretary of state, is part of a growing brigade of policymakers, national intelligence agencies and fact-checking agencies working to ensure the same thing does not happen in Germany as voters head to the ballot boxes.

“It’s my own personal regret that we didn’t understand the significance of this during the U.S. election,” said the soft-spoken American who has teamed up with Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, a digital think tank in Berlin, to combat potential online misinformation in the run up to the September 24 vote.”

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United States

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September 15, 2017
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Source: Cyber Law

Source: Privacy Online

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