This week, our extensive reading list brings you articles on the Russian operation that leaked UK trade documents on Reddit, Taiwan’s battle against Chinese disinformation targeting their elections, and the market for hate on Facebook – and how financially motivated actors hijack hate pages to maximize profit. Read on for more on these topics and many others.
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Distribution of leaked UK-U.S. documents ‘tied to’ Russian operation: Reddit (Reuters, 6 December 2019)
Political turmoil sparked a national fact-checking ecosystem in Chile: 17 platforms are active now (Poynter, 4 December 2019)
Inside the hate factory: how Facebook fuels far-right profit (The Guardian, 5 December 2019)
The Toxins We Carry: Disinformation is polluting our media environment. Facts won’t save us. (Columbia Journalism Review, Fall 2019)
Russia wants more influence in Africa. It’s using disinformation to get there. (The Washington Post, 3 December 2019)
Google bans eight different Tory election adverts as disinformation concerns mount (The Independent, 30 November 2019)
Why the fight against disinformation, sham accounts and trolls won’t be any easier in 2020 (Politico, 1 December 2019)
Taiwan Gets Tough On Disinformation Suspected From China Ahead Of Elections (NPR, 6 December 2019)
Fake ‘Likes’ Remain Just a Few Dollars Away, Researchers Say (The New York Times, 6 December 2019)