Laura DeNardis

Laura DeNardis

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Globally recognized Internet governance scholar and Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC.

Twitter hack exposes a broader threat to democracy

Twitter mediates so much in the public sphere that weak points at the company are weak points in society. Outsiders were able to take over Twitter accounts of high-profile individuals by β€˜social engineering,’ which allowed them to convince Twitter employees to provide access to its systems.