Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

  • November 15, 2019

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)

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