After years of repression, Ethiopia’s media is free — and fanning the flames of ethnic tension
Paul Schemm, April 21st, 2019, Washington Post
From a collection of modest offices in a half-empty high rise, one of Ethiopia’s most prominent journalists publishes his weekly paper with a staff of just four.
Russian interference in 2016 sets landscape for 2020 presidential campaign
Grag Jaffe and Craig Timberg, April 19th, 2019, Washington Post
The report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III lays out in stark detail Russian efforts to foment anger in the U.S. electorate and influence the 2016 election. But it also makes clear the extent to which that 2016 Russian campaign has indelibly formed the landscape for the 2020 race.
EU wary of fake online accounts as Europe elections approach
Associated Press in the Washington Post, April 23rd, 2019
The European Union is praising Facebook, Google and Twitter for tackling disinformation while urging the social media giants to do more in clamping down on fake accounts.
FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg
Associated Press in the Washington Post, April 19th, 2019
Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information.