Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

The Ethics and Reality of Jury Cyber-Tampering

March 2020 Bar Bulletin

The internet revolution has entered a new frontier in recent years with reports of Russian interference in 2016 US elections dominating headlines and becoming a focus of the Mueller investigation. A recent article by The Atlantic, entitled “The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President” sheds new light on how our nation’s presidential candidates and their supporters are using the internet and social media in new ways to influence voters. Specifically, the author notes how many have “learned to harness the democratizing power of social media for their own purposes — jamming the signals, sowing confusion,” and creating noise that causes its target audience to question...

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