Selected Washington Post Articles – Week Ending April 3rd, 2019

Former CIA leaders give ‘briefing book’ to 2020 candidates to counteract ‘fake news’ and ‘foreign election interference
Shane Harris, March 27th, 2019, Washington Post
Two former top CIA officials have compiled an unclassified report on the major national security challenges facing the United States, which they are distributing to every candidate running for president.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg calls for more outside regulation
Mae Anderson, Associated Press in the Washington Post, March 30th, 2019
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Saturday for more outside regulation in several areas in which the social media site has run into problems over the past few years: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability.

India’s Election Commission grapples with fake information
Amrit Dhillon, Associated Press in the Washington Post, April 2nd, 2019
When India’s Election Commission announced last month that its code of conduct would have to be followed by social media companies as well as political parties, some analysts scoffed, saying it lacked the capacity and speed required to check the spread of fake news ahead of a multi-phase general election that begins April 11.

‘Russian playbook’ remains after Mueller report wraps up
Christina Cassidy, Associated Press in the Washington Post, March 26th, 2019
The collusion question now answered, another one looms ahead of 2020: Will U.S. elections be secure from more Russian interference?

2020 Census likely target of hacking, disinformation campaigns, officials say
Tara Bahrampour, April 1st, 2019, Washington Post
With just a year to go before the 2020 Census, the U.S. government is urgently working to safeguard against hacking and disinformation campaigns as it perfects a plan to count about 330?million people largely online for the first time.

The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas.
Mark Zuckerberg, opinion in the Washington Post, March 30th, 2019
Technology is a major part of our lives, and companies such as Facebook have immense responsibilities. Every day, we make decisions about what speech is harmful, what constitutes political advertising, and how to prevent sophisticated cyberattacks. These are important for keeping our community safe. But if we were starting from scratch, we wouldn’t ask companies to make these judgments alone.

Australian official lifts lid on cyberwarfare
Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press in the Washington Post, March 27th, 2019
Australia’s top cyberwarrior revealed Wednesday that his country actively participated in the electronic war against the Islamic State group in Syria, degrading their communications during military operations and actively stopping people seeking to join the extremist group.