Highlights

  • Elon Musk's Twitter takeover sparks disinformation debate
  • Will opening up Twitter's algorithm solve its disinformation problem?
  • Deepfakes of the Russia-Ukraine war & how to spot them

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The India Story Episode 4 | Will Elon Musk be able to solve Twitter's disinformation problem?

On The India Story this week, cyber security expert and director of Digital Lab at Voyager Infosec, Jiten Jain, explains how new-age tools of disinformation on websites like Twitter have changed how war works.

Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, acquired Twitter in a $44 billion deal on April 25, and he's already rolled out a to-do list of big changes that he wants at the company. Musk wants to pull open the hood on Twitter's algorithm, making it open-source. While many are calling it a boon, the move could have enormous consequences for user privacy and security.

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Transparency does come with its own risks. Exposing code to the world also exposes potential vulnerabilities that criminals and disinformation operators can use to sow havoc, especially since Twitter is also a hotbed for very advanced forms of disinformation like deepfakes.

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On The India Story this week, cyber security expert and director of Digital Lab at Voyager Infosec, Jiten Jain, explains the threat of disinformation, as lines blur on social media with several deepfakes coming out of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. We take a look at how new-age tools of disinformation on websites like Twitter have changed how war works.

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