Faiza Patel, The Hill

Faiza Patel

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Past articles by Faiza:

Discriminatory profiling needs to end at Homeland Security

Homeland Security activities touch on millions of Americans’ lives, often in unseen ways. → Read More

Evaluating Facebook’s New Oversight Board for Content Moderation

A look at Facebook's governing charter for its Oversight Board, which is tasked with reviewing the company’s decisions on whether to remove certain posts. → Read More

Far-right violence requires smart and strategic changes to law enforcement

The FBI doesn’t need new authorities. We don’t need an expansive new domestic terrorism law. → Read More

Homeland Security’s Intelligence Overreach: Two Cases Illustrate Risks to Civil Society

DHS surveillance of activists, lawyers, and protesters reveals the need for oversight of the agency's expanded monitoring apparatus. → Read More

Trump’s Tweets About Google Threaten Government Manipulation of Search Results

The president probably can’t directly regulate Google, but a tirade may be all he needs to exert pressure on the company. → Read More

How Brett Kavanaugh Worked to Weaponize the War on Terror

He once claimed a new ‘special need’ to stop terror could give the government carte blanche to spy on Americans. He cited no legal authority, just the 9/11 Commission Report. → Read More

Trump Administration’s Terrorism Claims Omit Crucial Available Data

More information is needed to better understand how the federal government prosecutes terrorism. That’s why the Brennan Center – along with UNC Professor Charles Kurzman – filed a FOIA lawsuit to compel the disclosure of the judicial docket numbers related to public federal terrorism prosecutions. → Read More

Facebook and Free Speech

In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress, Facebook has made two important policy announcements. The company released a document explaining what posts and accounts it removes on the basis of its internal rules, known as “community standards,” and it engaged outside consultants to review the social media platform’s impact on various communities. | By Faiza Patel, Rachel… → Read More

Facebook and Free Speech

Facebook, as a platform with over a billion users, must lean far forward in embracing transparency and accountability. → Read More

DHS’ Constant Vetting Initiative: a Muslim-Ban by Algorithm

The Trump administration's constant vetting initiative would mark a significant change in how the U.S. treats those who come to its shores as visitors or immigrants and requires – at a minimum – a full airing of the need for such an expansion, its feasibility, and its costs. → Read More

Monitoring Kids' Social Media Accounts Won't Prevent the Next School Shooting

Invading students' privacy isn't the solution. The Parkland, Fla., school shooting has reignited the national conversation on what can be done to prevent such tragedies, which seem to occur with frightening regularity. One option, which already is used by many schools and probably will be adopted by more, is to employ companies that monitor students’ social media feeds to flag threats of… → Read More

Monitoring kids’ social media accounts won’t prevent the next school shooting

Invading students' privacy isn't the solution. → Read More

The Nunes Memo Misses the Point

The document fails to grapple with the standard for obtaining a FISA surveillance order. → Read More

Why the Trump administration is trying to make Muslim immigrants seem dangerous

Two new reports can't make the facts match Trump's biases. → Read More

Extreme Vetting by Algorithm

DHS' digital Muslim ban initiative is poorly conceived, unlikely to be effective and likely to be discriminatory and to suppress speech. → Read More

Not Tough, Not Smart: What Trump Gets Wrong about Vetting and the Justice System

The day was bound to come when President Trump had to deal with an attack on U.S. soil committed by a Muslim. Unsurprisingly, his response has been more knee jerk than a sober rational reaction to the tragedy. → Read More

20 Questions That Should Be Answered by the Russia Investigations

Here are 20 questions the congressional committees must answer as they carry out their Russia investigations. → Read More

Congressional investigations — not just special counsels — strengthen our democracy

OPINION | From Congress comes actual reform. → Read More

What Trump Doesn't Get: Sessions Recusal from Russia Probe was Mandatory

Cross-posted from USA Today. → Read More

What Trump doesn't get: Sessions recusal from Russia probe was mandatory

It's a Justice Department rule and he's far from the first attorney general to recuse himself from an investigation. → Read More