Regulating Social Media: National Security, Privacy and Censorship

Michael E. Leiter

Washington, D.C. CFIUS and national security partner Michael Leiter participated in a Council on Foreign Relations Corporate Program Executives Roundtable, “Regulating Social Media: National Security, Privacy and Censorship,” on February 28 in Washington, D.C. The roundtable focused on the possibilities and pitfalls of regulating social media platforms to address political advertisements from foreign entities and activity by bots, with a particular focus on the competing regulatory aims of protecting national security and consumer data while avoiding undue censorship.