What do Iranian bots, online extremists and YouTube algorithms have in common? Read more below about these and other instances of disinformation efforts that different media outlets have profiled in the last week.
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An Iranian Activist Wrote Dozens of Articles for Right-Wing Outlets. But Is He a Real Person? (The Intercept, 9 June 2019).
Facebook Removes Conspiracy Site Natural News (The Daily Beast, 10 June 2019).
Leaked documents reveal Russian effort to exert influence in Africa (The Guardian, 11 June 2019).
The Making of a YouTube Radical (The New York Times, 8 June 2019).
The Suspicious Twitter Network Trolling for Regime Change in Iran (Mother Jones, 6 June 2019).
This AI-powered subreddit has been simulating the real thing for years (Engadget, 5 June 2019).
This Deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg Tests Facebook’s Fake Video Policies (Motherboard, 11 June 2019).
You can train an AI to fake UN speeches in just 13 hours (MIT Technology Review, 7 June 2019).
YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views (The New York Times, 5 June 2019).
Until the next post,
The GDI Team