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How Montana’s Attorney General Made Banning TikTok a Top Priority

On a recent summer day, Austin Knudsen, Montana’s attorney general, drove his red Buick from Helena, the state’s capital, to Boulder, a tiny town about a half-hour away whose main […]







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Falsehoods Follow Close Behind This Summer’s Natural Disasters

As natural disasters and extreme environmental conditions became more commonplace around the world this summer, scientists pointed repeatedly to a shared driver: climate change.Conspiracy theorists pointed to anything but.Some claimed […]




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TikTok’s U.S. Future Still in Limbo as Raimondo Visits China

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s visit to China is putting a spotlight on the future of TikTok in the United States, where criticism of the app and its ties to Beijing […]







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Sweden Is Not Staying Neutral in Russia’s Information War

Facing a tsunami of disinformation about the treatment of Muslims that has in recent months fueled protests from Stockholm to Baghdad, Sweden decided it needed to fight back.It turned to […]




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Amid Sextortion’s Rise, Computer Scientists Tap A.I. to Identify Risky Apps

Almost weekly, Brian Levine, a computer scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is asked the same question by his 14-year-old daughter: Can I download this app?Mr. Levine responds by […]







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By Rebranding Twitter as X, Elon Musk Creates Social Media Confusion

With a simple name change, Elon Musk has created confusion in social media.The bewilderment stems from Mr. Musk’s move last month to rebrand Twitter, which he owns, as X. No […]




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When A.I. Lies About You, There’s Little Recourse

Marietje Schaake’s résumé is full of notable roles: Dutch politician who served for a decade in the European Parliament, international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center, adviser to […]