Why did the US Disinformation Governance Board fail? In this article, Jack Burnham discusses the ill-fated US Department of Homeland Security initiative, and the implications for addressing disinformation within democracies.
Black Lives Matter protests have captured the news media’s attention lately. Governments have also been observing these mass movements using sophisticated surveillance technology usually reserved for military applications. Chloé Ketels unpacks some of the ethical implications of governments’ utilization of this technology for domestic security purposes.
President Obama has commuted the 35-year sentence of transgender Wikileaks contributor Chelsea Manning. Human rights, national security, and Obama’s legacy are all at play in the decision.
The Canadian government enacted the War Measures Act three separate times to defend national security. However, security came at the expense of personal liberties and also saw the persecution of minorities.
As a follow-up piece to a previous article, Kelsey Berg discusses the sensitivities of regulating media transmission between the press and government departments.