CNN’s Brian Stelter speaks with Renee DiResta, Research Manager at Stanford Internet Observatory, and Yael Eisenstat, Future of Democracy Fellow at the Berggruen Institute, about people at home doing their own research into the Covid-19 vaccines.
Renee DiResta and Yael Eisenstat discuss the Wall Street Journal’s “Facebook Files” series. “Lawmakers on both sides see there are real problems, but there’s no real consensus what to do about them,” DiResta says. Eisenstat says “it’s time for the government to step up and protect the public.”
Yael Eisenstat says the apparent removal of a Navalny-aligned app in Russia by Google and Apple raises a lot of questions. “They took down the app while continuing to let the incumbent continue to use their platforms, and that is 100% tipping the scales.”