Social media firms manage expectations for stopping foreign influence campaigns

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Published Date08/27/2018
Media SourceThe Hill
DepartmentCommunication
Faculty MemberKatherine Haenschen
External LinkSocial media firms manage expectations for stopping foreign influence campaigns
summaryExcerpt: Experts like Katherine Haenschen, a professor at Virginia Tech who researches social media and politics, say that type of education in the U.S. can be a sound solution to misinformation, even as tech companies and foreign governments escalate their arms race against one another. “Foreign interference doesn’t work if an Americans are able to identify it themselves,” she said.