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Web of Spies: How a British Intelligence Agency Can Rig Polls, Control Facebook

Edward Snowden continues to make news, with new revelations from the documents he shared with journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Recently, Greenwald published a story on his website, The Intercept, detailing how a powerful British spy agency can manipulate the Internet.

The document, which dates to 2012, comes from the UK’s Government Communication Headquarters, or GCHQ. It’s a toolbox of techniques they can use to do everything from censoring videos to rigging online polls. Unlike typical surveillance, many of the techniques can be used to create and shape the Web, raising questions as to whether they could be used to distribute propaganda.

To discuss the new documents and what they mean for the U.S., Fusion Live spoke with Julia Angwin, an investigative journalist with ProPublica and author of a book on web surveillance, “Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance.”

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