This week, we’ve collected recent articles that relate to our work from a number of angles. The list includes an op-ed on how advertising supports disinformation websites (a problem we’ve written about before and designed our index to address), the use of satire to disguise and spread disinformation, and a new poll that shows Americans are worried about disinformation compromising the 2020 election.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
How Amazon, Geico and Walmart Fund Propaganda (The New York Times, 21 January 2020, GDI mention)
“Flood the zone with shit”: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy (Vox, 18 January 2020)
How a Russian disinfo op got Trump impeached (Politico, 22 January 2020)
How a disinformation network exploited satire to become a popular source of false news on Facebook (Politifact, 23 January 2020)
NPR Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe Trump Encourages Election Interference (NPR, 21 January 2020)