The disinformation ecosystem is constantly changing. This week, read about some of the evolving threats and new solutions being developed to counter them. The articles below include the BBC’s new anti-disinformation collaboration with technology companies, the role of voice assistants in promoting quality information about the U.S. census, and the often overlooked role of Instagram in the spread of disinformation.
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Google and Facebook reject plan for Australian code of conduct on fake news (The Guardian, 12 September 2019)
How the government is using Siri and Alexa to stop the spread of Census misinformation (CNN Business, 12 September 2019)
YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos (BBC News, 13 September 2019)
The misinformation age (Axios, 12 September 2019)
‘We’re at War’: A Covert Social Media Campaign Boosts Military Rulers (New York Times, 6 September 2019)
Fake news: BBC and tech firms join forces to fight disinformation (BBC News, 7 September 2019)
Why Instagram could be a major site for disinformation in the 2020 US election (The Guardian, 12 September 2019)