We’re excited to share with you some of the articles that our team enjoyed reading this week. These articles cover topics ranging from the disinformation threat posed by TikTok, research on how voters respond to manipulated images, and the likely effects of Google’s new cookie ban on the advertising industry.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Indonesian army wields internet ‘news’ as a weapon in Papua (Reuters, 7 January 2020)
Burisma: US firm says Russia hacked company at heart of Trump impeachment (BBC News, 14 January 2020)
Digital disinformation is destroying society but we can fight back (The Economist, 17 January 2020)
Is TikTok 2020’s New Propaganda Playground? (The Daily Beast, 13 January 2020)
When doctored political images get disproved, some voters still see what they want to see (The Washington Post, 14 January 2020)
Google Chrome’s cookie ban is good news for Google — and maybe your privacy (Recode, 16 January 2020)