COVID-19 Isn’t the Only Threat to Privacy

Written by Katie Joseff and Samuel Woolley 22 May 2020

“Even before the coronavirus pandemic, political campaigns, in particular, were engaged in a digital arms race to gather as much information about citizens’ whereabouts, habits, and beliefs as possible. That competition continues apace as the U.S. presidential election nears. Now, the pandemic risks normalizing and legitimizing these invasive practices” (Joseff and Woolley, 2020).

Publisher: Foreign Affairs

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Category: Media and technology