Our top reads this week look at the ecosystem of disinformation and the platforms and players that compose it. What to know what keeps 8Chan online and as one of the feeders for disinformation that then spreads on other networks? Then read on.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
8chan: ex-users of far-right site flock to new homes across internet (The Guardian, 9 August 2019).
Cloudflare Is Protecting a Site Linked to a Neo-Nazi Terror Group (Vice, 7 August 2019).
Disinformation moves from fringe sites to Facebook, YouTube (Roll Call, 8 August 2019).
Facebook reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer ‘millions’ for content (The Guardian, 9 August 2019).
The El Paso And Dayton Shootings Show How Disinformation Spreads On Messaging Apps (BuzzfeedNews, 7 August 2019).
The Philippines Was A Test Of Facebook’s New Approach To Countering Disinformation. Things Got Worse (BuzzfeedNews, 7 August 2019).
The Weird, Dark History of 8chan (Wired, 6 August 2019).
Why Aren’t We Talking About LinkedIn? (The New York Times, 8 August 2019).