June 16, 2024

Archives for January 2021

Using an Old Model for New Questions on Influence Operations

Alicia Wanless, Kristen DeCaires Gall, and Jacob N. ShapiroFreedom to Tinker: https://freedom-to-tinker.com/ Expanding the knowledge base around influence operations has proven challenging, despite known threats to elections,COVID-related misinformation circulating worldwide, and recent tragic events at the U.S. Capitol fueled in part by political misinformation and conspiracy theories. Credible, replicable evidence from highly sensitive data can be difficult […]

CITP’s Summer Fellowship Program for Training Public Interest Technologists

In 2020, CITP launched the Public Interest Technology Summer Fellowship (PIT-SF) program aimed at rising juniors and seniors interested in getting first-hand experience working on technology policy at the federal, state and local level. The program is supported by the PIT-UN network and accepts students from member universities. We pay students a stipend and cover […]

ESS voting machine company sends threats

For over 15 years, election security experts and election integrity advocates have been communicating to their state and local election officials the dangers of touch-screen voting machines. The danger is simple: if fraudulent software is installed in the voting machine, it can steal votes in a way that a recount wouldn’t be able to detect […]