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The Russia report: how to balance social media and national security? – Monica Horten

The UK is ‘clearly a target for Russia’s disinformation campaigns,’ according to a new report. Protecting our democratic discourse from a hostile state is the role of the intelligence agencies. Integral to that process are the social media platforms, who are private actors. What role should platforms have in a national security context? LSE Visiting Fellow Monica Horten discusses the findings of the Russia report from the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, released on 21 July, which exposes some of the issues. Continue reading

South Africa: National security versus freedom of speech – Dario Milo

Fallen_Heroes.jpgThis year seems destined to go down in South African constitutional history as the one in which the battle between free speech and national security was fought.  The contest between these competing interests was brought into sharp focus again this week, in President Jacob Zuma’s message of condolence at the memorial service of the 13 soldiers tragically killed in the Central African Republic (CAR). Continue reading

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