This week, the GDI was in the news about our upcoming study on how much money (a lot – US$235 million yearly) that known disinformation domains are making from the programmatic ads that ad exchanges are placing on them. The funding of disinformation is the focus of many of the articles in this week’s reading list as well as the ecosystem (the actors and platforms) that drives it.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Axios Media Trends (Axios, 20 August 2019, GDI mention).
AT&T restores service to Breitbart after buying out upstart ad company (The Verge, 21 August 2019)
El lucrativo negocio de las informaciones falsas (RFI, 20 August 2019, GDI mention)
Everything Is Gamergate (New York Times, 15 August 2019)
Hong Kong protests: Twitter and Facebook remove Chinese accounts (BBC News, 20 August 2019)
iFunny Has Become A Hub For White Nationalism (BuzzFeed News, 14 August 2019)
Les sites de désinformation touchent chaque année 235 millions de dollars grâce à la publicité (Le Monde, 19 August 2019, GDI mention)
The Russians and Ukrainians Translating the Christchurch Shooter’s Manifesto (Bellingcat, 14 August 2019)
The weaponisation of information is mutating at alarming speed (The Guardian, 19 August 2019)
Websites spreading disinformation make $235 million a year in ads – study (Rappler, 21 August 2019, GDI mention).
Websites that peddle disinformation make millions of dollars in ads, new study finds (CNN, 18 August 2019, GDI mention)
YouTube Disables 210 Channels That Spread Disinformation About Hong Kong Protests (New York Times, 22 August 2019).