The Capitol uprising of January 6, 2021 led to intensified discussions regarding the rise of disinformation. John Scott-Railton, Ron Deibert, and Gabrielle Lim comment on the Citizen Lab’s mission to track technological threats against civil society. “While disinformation has always existed, there is “no doubt” that social media propels it, says Ron Deibert.”

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