This week GDI staff members have been tracking a range of news developments tied to our efforts to combat disinformation – both upstream (at the source) and downstream (the factors that spread it). From vaccines to far-right conspiracies, this reading list covers how disinformation campaigns make money, current regulatory concerns in the US and New Zealand, and the concerning conditions of content moderation.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Alphabet-Owned Jigsaw Bought a Russian Troll Campaign as an Experiment (Wired, 12 June 2019).
Dallas Federal Building Shooter Posted Far-Right Memes About Nazis and Confederacy (Daily Beast, 17 June 2019).
First Amendment constraints don’t apply to private platforms, Supreme Court affirms (The Verge, 17 June 2019).
Man who shared New Zealand mosque shooting video online jailed for 21 months (CNN, 18 June 2019).
Many Americans Say Made-Up News Is a Critical Problem That Needs To Be Fixed (Pew Research Center, 5 June 2019).
Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement (The Washington Post, 19 June 2019).
Survey shows crisis of confidence in vaccines in parts of Europe (The Guardian, 19 June 2019).
YouTube under federal investigation over allegations it violates children’s privacy (The Washington Post, 19 June 2019).
Until the next post,
The GDI Team