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