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October 8

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Bipartisan senators weigh new laws to block foreign interference in elections on social media

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan report Tuesday calling for Congress to consider new laws designed to prevent foreign interference on social media — the culmination of a two-year investigation into how Russian intelligence agencies sought to manipulate American public opinion in the 2016 election. The report,...

October 2

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Senators pressure social media giants to crack down on “deepfakes”

Washington — Two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are calling on major tech companies to develop a plan to deal with the proliferation of "deepfakes" on their platforms, according to a letter to the companies obtained by CBS News. Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the vice chair...

September 30

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Three big ideas for tech regulation from Senator Mark Warner

Cooperation between the US government and tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter has improved somewhat in recent years, Senator Mark Warner says — but there’s a snowball’s chance in hell they’re going to be able to continue to regulate themselves. “There have never been companies of this size...

September 27

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Legislation introduced to boost resources for Chesapeake Bay conservation

WASHINGTON — Legislation was introduced on Friday to help provide more resources to Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts. The Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD) Act, if passed, will create a new grant program within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support habitat restoration in the...

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