Selected Washington Post Articles – Week Ending January 15th, 2019

Weekly round-up of cognitive security-related articles from the Washington Post.

Israel says it can foil foreign election meddling amid scare
Aron Heller, Washington Post, January 9th, 2019
Israel’s Shin Bet security service assured the public Wednesday it was well prepared to thwart any foreign intervention in the country’s upcoming elections, after its director warned such efforts were being made by a world power, with suspicions immediately falling on Russia.

Who was most likely to share fake news in 2016? Seniors.
Andy Guess, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua Tucker, Washington Post, January 9th, 2019
Older Americans — especially those over 65 — were much more likely to share fake news than younger ones, and conservatives and Republicans were more likely to share fake news than were liberals and Democrats.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 2019 pledge: Talking about the ‘future of technology’
Tony Romm, Washington Post, January 8th, 2019
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged Tuesday to hold public discussions in 2019 “about the future of technology in society,” a reflection of mounting apprehensions — among regulators and web users alike — with the social-networking giant and its peers in Silicon Valley.

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