The Russian government isn’t the only source reportedly pushing political disinformation. This week, our reading list includes articles on various other domestic and foreign disinformation sources. From conspiracy theories to political lobbying firms to Iranian election interference, these articles will give you a sample of the threats we work to uncover.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Advanced Persistent Manipulators, Part Three: Social Media Kill Chain (Alliance for Securing Democracy, 22 July 2019)
Americans could be a bigger fake news threat than Russians in the 2020 presidential campaign (USA Today, July 19 2019)
Army fights fake news with propagandists and hackers in one unit (The Guardian, 31 July 2019)
Combating disinformation and foreign interference in democracies: Lessons from Europe (Brookings Institution, 31 July 2019)
Disinformation’s spread: bots, trolls and all of us (Nature, 24 July 2019)
Exclusive: FBI document warns conspiracy theories are a new domestic terrorism threat (Yahoo News, 1 August 2019)
Facebook removes fake accounts from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Honduras (Reuters, 25 July 2019)
Full Fact publishes first report on Facebook’s Third Party Fact Checking programme (Full Fact, 30 July 2019)
It’s not just the Russians anymore as Iranians and others turn up disinformation efforts ahead of 2020 vote (Washington Post, 25 July 2019)
Revealed: Johnson ally’s firm secretly ran Facebook propaganda network (The Guardian, 1 August 2019)
The disinformation age: a revolution in propaganda (The Guardian, 27 July 2019)