Russia's Ukraine invasion, seeded by a web of state-backed disinformation campaigns, is putting Big Tech in a bind.
Why it matters: How tech firms respond to Russia's disinformation efforts in real-time could shape the role they play in future geopolitical conflicts. But already, experts argue they aren't moving quickly enough.
- "In a way, this will be a test for American social media companies if things really escalate," said Bret Schafer, senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund's Alliance for Securing Democracy.
"We are dealing with people in the West who are influential and well-positioned, and who by amplifying some of these messages provide legitimacy, whether it's true or not," said Rita Konaev, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security's Technology and National Security Program.
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