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House Dems pressure tech giants over spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

by Tim Starks

The lawmakers have questions about what they're trying to do to fight it, and more.

New research looks at how scammers are turning fake news into profit

by Shaun Waterman

Trend Micro has real research that examines how the machine behind fake news mimics other shady Internet fraud farms.

Cyber Command head: We are not prepared to counter info operations

by Chris Bing

U.S. Cyber Command is not “optimized” today to combat information operations orchestrated by foreign powers, said NSA Director and U.S. Cyber Command head Michael Rogers during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. “It right now is not in our defined set of responsibilities per say,” Rogers told lawmakers. “I would be the first to admit that [information warfare] is not what our workforce is optimized for …we are certainly not where we need to be.”

Marsha Blackburn's solution to fake news is really bad

by Chris Bing

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s top technology policy advisers, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., recently proposed a radical solution to the societal problem that we now know as “fake news.” While Blackburn’s idea has garnered increased attention since she promoted the plan on CNN, lawyers tell CyberScoop that such a move would be laden with technical challenges and legal issues.