How Worried Should Americans be About Facebook and Cyber Warfare?

Evan Osnos in The New Yorker

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December 20, 2018

Since the revelation of Russian social media campaign and hacking efforts to interfere with the 2016 American presidential election and 2018 midterm elections, data-driven companies are grappling with heightened security over their operations. The Cambridge Analytica-Facebook scandal is a case in point. Facebook's failure to protect the privacy of its users has rocked the social media giant after its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, acknowledged that its former partner had improperly harvested user data—data which was later used by Russian government entities to carry out a massive disinformation campaign.    

On Thursday, Asia 21 Young Leader Evan Osnos ('07) sat down with Dorothy Wickenden—Executive Editor at The New Yorker—to talk about the growing concern of information warfare against American political institutions and companies in the cyber age. 

The following is the original podcast discussion published by The New Yorker on December 20, 2018. Please click here to listen from the publisher's site.