Your GDI Read Out: Weekly Reading List

Your GDI Read Out: Weekly Reading List

  • June 5, 2019

With the EU elections behind us, there has been some news buzz around looking back at what happened and the disinformation actors allegedly involved. This has included shining a light on the networks, motivations and channels.

This week’s selection of readings covers a mix of these issues – and efforts to stop disinformation. We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.

Amazon pulled a dozen books promoting toxic ‘MMS’ bleach as a cure for autism — but it had been warned months ago (Business Insider, 29 May 2019)

European elections: How disinformation spread in Facebook groups (BBC News, 30 May 2019)

How a Small Budapest Publishing House Is Quietly Fueling Far-Right Extremism (Vice, 31 May 2019)

Report: Ad fraud to hit $23 billion, isn’t going down (Ad Age, 3 June 2019)

Russian documents reveal desire to sow racial discord — and violence — in the U.S (NBC News, 20 May 2019).

The British Army’s Guide For Spotting “Extreme Right Wing” Soldiers Has Leaked Online (BuzzFeed News, 29 May 2019)

Twitter acquires Fabula AI, a machine learning startup that helps spot fake news (VentureBeat, 3 June 2019)

Until the next post,
The GDI Team

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