I work primarily on disinformation, technology, and social media -- below is a portfolio of my selected publications.
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Two "impartial" Armenian fact-checking groups spread biased narratives and inauthentic content online This is the first article of a two-part series on an online influence operation targeting Armenia. Part 1 identifies the groups responsible; will explain the nature and scope of coordination between them.
The operators of the Adekvad and AntiFake.am pages openly coordinated in their influence campaign This is the second article in a two-part series on an online influence operation targeting Armenia. Part 1 of this series identified the groups and demonstrated that the operation is inauthentic and intensifying.
While the CJEU’s decision to establish the right to be forgotten certainly ignited a debate among Western privacy scholars and policymakers hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, no country has participated in the debate with as much fervor as has France. This article addresses the following question: What explains France’s unique sense of urgency with regard to the digital right to be forgotten? I argue that extralegal factors rooted in France's enduring antagonism towards US digital...
On Wednesday, attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on behalf of 11 travelers whose electronic devices had been searched without warrants by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and U.S.
Late last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the government obtaining cell site location information (CSLI) from a telephone company constitutes a Fourth Amendment "search," and requires a warrant. The 5-4 ruling in favor of petitioner Timothy Carpenter is the latest in a string of seminal data privacy cases working their way through the U.S.
On February 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the seminal data privacy case of the term, United States v. Microsoft Corp. At issue in the case is whether the warrant provisions of the Stored Communications Act (SCA) apply extraterritorially, such that they compel Microsoft, an electronic service provider to produce private electronic communications stored on servers in Ireland for the United States government. Microsoft argues that the SCA does not apply to...