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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Russia orders tech platforms to remove coronavirus “fake news”

The Russian government has been actively engaged in spreading disinformation and misinformation around the pandemic. The Kremlin has also been active in ordering internet platforms operating in the country to remove coronavirus “fake news” from their platforms, which follows previous Kremlin efforts to crack down on independent internet sites offering legitimate news.

New Atlanticist by Justin Sherman

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Sherman quoted in Defense One on Russia’s cyber warfare capabilities

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Sherman in Lawfare: US diplomacy is a necessary part of countering China’s digital authoritarianism

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Justin Sherman is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, a fellow at the Duke Center on Law & Technology at Duke University School of Law, and a senior at Duke University. He is an op-ed contributor at WIRED, writing on technology and geopolitics. His current work focuses on the geopolitics, governance, and security of the global internet and the spread of AI surveillance technologies.

Previously, Sherman was a cybersecurity policy fellow at New America, the youngest in the think tank’s history, where he published commentaries and reports on global internet governance, data governance, digital authoritarianism, 5G security, and the role of artificial intelligence in strategic competition, and worked on New America’s Data & Great Power Competition project. Prior to that, he worked with the National Security Agency’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences on cyber and national security issues, and before that, he researched technical cybersecurity and data privacy issues at Duke’s Computer Science Department.

His writing has been published by a variety of popular and scholarly outlets, including The Washington PostThe AtlanticWIREDForeign PolicyLawfareSlateThe DiplomatBulletin of the Atomic ScientistsWorld Politics ReviewJournal of Cyber Policy, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has contributed chapters to multiple books, spoken before a range of audiences, and appeared on NPR, BBC, and Public Radio International, among other programs.