It’s been a busy week in the news for online governance, with new disinformation campaigns around the coronavirus, Elizabeth Warren releasing a plan to combat disinformation that suppresses voter turnout, and Facebook announcing new information on how their Oversight Board for moderation decision will work.
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Tech companies’ scattershot war on disinformation isn’t working (The Washington Post, 31 January 2020)
Proposal to tax digital ads to help Maryland pay for education is met with skepticism, opposition (Baltimore Sun, 30 January 2020)
Trump’s Digital Advantage Is Freaking Out Democratic Strategists (The New York Times, 29 January 2020)
How Warren would fight election disinformation (Politico, 29 January 2020)
The Coronavirus Is an Exciting Opportunity for Conspiracy Theorists (Vice, 27 January 2020)
As coronavirus misinformation spreads on social media, Facebook removes posts (Reuters, 31 January 2020)
Here’s how Facebook plans to make final decisions about controversial content it’s taken down (Recode, 28 January 2020)