Almost lost in the ever-changing news cycle was a report detailing the extent to which social media is leveraged to amplify false and misleading content relating to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Rather than coming from abroad, the flood of disinformation is coming from U.S.-based super PACs. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Partner April Doss, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, who also served as the senior minority counsel for the Russia investigation in the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, dives into the ramifications of this crucial story and how detailed user profiles are often exploited in anti-democratic ways. "As all these efforts to understand and manage the impact of social media platforms unfold, IAPP members are particularly well suited to be both at the forefront and in the center of informed, constructive conversations on how to address these challenges," Doss writes.
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