Imagine this headline on November 7, 2018, post Midterm Election Day: "Tech Companies Succeed where Election Meddlers Fail." Unlikely as this headline may seem, that is the measure by which tech companies will be judged after the election.
America's democracy faces a daunting challenge: fending off cyber-attacks launched in 2016 across a variety of social media platforms, interfering with the integrity of our electoral process. Since then, tech companies have faced more than seven Congressional hearings, new privacy legislation in California, and criticism in the media, compelling them to take action against “bots” and coordinated disinformation campaigns online.
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