This week, read about disinformation campaigns targeting veterans, the impeachment proceedings, and the recent election in Kentucky. We’ve also included a few sources on online advertising: how the industry works and the limits of its effects on consumers.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Close Election in Kentucky Was Ripe for Twitter, and an Omen for 2020 (New York Times, 10 November 2019)
Facebook is a hotbed of impeachment disinformation, researchers say (CNN Business, 6 November 2019)
Disinformation ‘works better than censorship,’ warns internet freedom report (TechCrunch, 4 November 2019)
General election 2019: Labour Party hit by second cyber-attack (BBC News, 12 November 2019)
Google and Twitter Approved Our BS Anti-Vaxx Ads (The Daily Beast, 8 November 2019)
How Google Edged Out Rivals and Built the World’s Dominant Ad Machine: A Visual Guide (Wall Street Journal, 7 November 2019)
Social Media Sites Under Pressure To Prep For Census Trolls And Interference (NPR, 5 November 2019)
The New Dot Com Bubble is Here: it’s called online advertising (The Correspondent, 6 November 2019)
The Technology 202: Disinformation campaigns targeting veterans are in the Spotlight on Capitol Hill (Washington Post, 13 November 2019)