From Mark Zuckerberg’s controversial speech on free expression to Pinterest designing a recommendation algorithm to prevent the spread of disinformation and insights on content moderation from the CEO of Twitch, our reading list this week is sure to offer new perspectives on the challenge of suppressing disinformation online.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Facebook Discloses New Disinformation Campaigns From Russia and Iran (New York Times, 21 October 2019)
Tech Companies Are Destroying Democracy and the Free Press (New York Times, 17 October 2019)
How A Massive Facebook Scam Siphoned Millions Of Dollars From Unsuspecting Boomers (BuzzFeed News, 16 October 2019)
How Pinterest Built One of Silicon Valley’s Most Successful Algorithms (OneZero, 13 October 2019)
Human actors are changing the spread of disinformation (Axios, 17 October 2019)
Maybe It’s Not YouTube’s Algorithm That Radicalizes People (Wired, 23 October 2019)
Facebook chief rules out banning political adverts (BBC News, 17 October 2019)
Zuckerberg’s speech draws ire from 2020 candidates, civil rights advocates (Washington Post, 18 October 2019)
How Ethiopia’s ruling coalition created a playbook for disinformation (Global Voices, 18 October 2019)
The IRACopyPasta Campaign (Graphika, 21 October 2019)
Twitch CEO Emmett Shear on how moderation creates communities (The Verge, 16 October 2019)