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Cybersecurity for Democracy: Providing Independent Auditing Frameworks for Platform Accountability

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  • UserDamon McCoy, New York University
  • ClockTuesday 16 November 2021, 14:00-15:00
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Large platforms, such as Facebook, have become the mediators of public discourse which has created tensions since these platforms are designed to maximize engagement and advertising revenue. In this talk, I will motivate why it is essential to conduct independent auditing of these platforms and present our frameworks for improving platform accountability. Using our auditing frameworks, I will present our results from two case studies focused on independently auditing Facebook’s political advertising transparency and engagement difference between partisan news content based on factualness. Finally, I will discuss challenges to auditing platforms and present recommendations for improving access to public platform content.

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This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Security Seminar series.

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