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    Threat of ISIS in the U.S.

    Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Justin Siberell, with the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, testified at a hearing on the threat posed by ISIL*…

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    Washington Post Transformers Summit, Part 2

    Science, business, and technology pioneers gathered at the Washington Post Transformers Summit to discuss advances that were driving dramatic change in fields such as commercial space…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “Facebook: ‘Suppressing’ Conservative News?”…

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    Social Media and Background Checks

    Federal officials testified at a hearing on the possibility of incorporating information from social media into the federal background check system. The federal government was…

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    President Obama on U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    President Obama spoke at the State Department following a meeting with his National Security Council on efforts to combat ISIL.* He said that the U.S. and its partners in the fight were…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    United Kingdom public policy representatives from Google, Facebook, and Twitter testified at a British Home Affairs Committee hearing on their companies' approaches to countering…

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    President Obama 2015 Year-End News Conference

    President Obama responded to questions from reporters ahead of his annual family vacation in Hawaii. Responding to question about the U.S. visa program and social media, the president…

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    Book Discussion on Notorious RBG

    Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik talked about their book, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They spoke with CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin.

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    Social Media and Politics

    Shira Center moderated a discussion on the effects of social media on the 2016 political campaigns and whether social media was ruining politics. The panelists responded to questions…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Jeff Weiner

    Jeff Weiner was interviewed at the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum. He spoke about the importance of his social networking site to employers and job seekers. The Washington Ideas…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “How is social media changing politics?"The question was derived from a Politico Magazine article by Nicholas Carr titled, "How…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Homeland Security and Justice Department officials testified on the use of social media by ISIS* to recruit fighters, spread propaganda, and plot attacks. FBI Counterterrorism…

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    Cybersecurity Challenges

    FBI Director James Comey spoke about Justice Department efforts to address cybersecurity challenges. He said that one of the most urgent threats facing the U.S. was ISIL* recruitment…

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    Book Discussion on Terms of Service

    Jacob Silverman talked about his book, Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection, and responded to questions from the audience. He spoke in the James Michener…

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    Social Media and Terrorism

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the role of social media in recruiting for terrorist organizations. The witnesses outlined the online tactics and capabilities of ISIS* and other…

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    Twitter and Free Speech

    Gabriel Stricker talked about Twitter’s culture, policies, and effect on free speech around the world.  This event of the Dean’s Speaker Series at the Haas School of…

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    Elonis v. United States Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Elonis v. United States. The case involves free speech and criminal threats in the age of the Internet and social media. At issue in the…

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    Technology and the 2014 Elections

    Stu Trevelyan and Chuck DeFeo talked about how technology was being used in the campaigns of the 2014 midterm elections. Topics included how ads target individuals through television…

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    Social Media and Campaign 2014

    Darren Samuelsohn talked about the use of digital and social media by political campaigns and how the importance of online outreach was changing traditional campaign methods.

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    Discussion on Social Media and Politics

    Panelists talked about social media’s impact on the careers of politicians and journalists such as former Representative Anthony Weiner (NY), former CBS News Anchor Dan Rather, former…

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