Elon Musk has said he wants to rely more on software and less on people to moderate content, but experts have warned that cutting Twitter’s staff and allowing users to post anything the law allows could go against attempts. for keeping hackers, trolls, police and even regulators off the social network.
If Musk shrinks Twitter’s staff or a spate of resignations ensues, it would be the “doom” for the platform, said Rebekah Tromble, director of the George Washington University Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics.
Alongside engineers, legal and regulatory teams are needed to keep user data safe from dangerous posts.
Hears @Twitteraccount @eazcarraga was hacked. Can you send us a DM to address the issue?
To the followers of that account, until further notice, any message posted there is NOT official!
– Televisa Press (@TelevisaPrensa)
January 10, 2023
A country with cybersecurity challenges
Mexico is one of the Latin American countries that has registered the most cyberattack attempts in the first half of last year. According to Fortinet, a cybersecurity company, the country suffered 85 billion attempted cyberattacks from January to June, which implies an increase of 40% compared to the same period last year.
Since 2019, various government institutions have been hacked: Pemex, the National Lottery, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Bancomext, the Ministry of Economy and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The last of these was the Secretary of National Defense.
Faced with this scenario, the Science and Technology and Innovation Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, together with the Senate of the Republic, are preparing an initiative for a Federal Cybersecurity Law whose main approach will be to guarantee national security, after a recent hack to the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) by the Guacamaya group revealed the vulnerability of governments and companies.
With information from AFP