“What I was seeing was a strategy that has been deployed by illiberal political leaders around the world. Rather than shutting down dissenting voices, these leaders have learned to harness the democratizing power of social media for their own purposes—jamming the signals, sowing confusion. They no longer need to silence the dissident shouting in the streets; they can use a megaphone to drown him out. Scholars have a name for this: censorship through noise.” McKay Coppins in The Atlantic: How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election.

+ And then, of course, there are the technologies and techniques being pioneered in Iowa.