With confusion over the results of the Iowa caucus, rampant conspiracies about the coronavirus, and new rules from Twitter regarding manipulated videos, this week’s reading list is sure to provide new insights to the ongoing threat of disinformation.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
W.H.O. Fights a Pandemic Besides Coronavirus: an ‘Infodemic’ (The New York Times, 6 February 2020, GDI mention)
How social media platforms battle misinformation while profiting from it (The Irish Times, 6 February 2020, GDI mention)
These Fake Local News Sites Have Confused People For Years. We Found Out Who Created Them. (BuzzFeed News, 6 February 2020)
The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President (The Atlantic, 6 February 2020)
On Facebook, anti-vaxxers urged a mom not to give her son Tamiflu. He later died. (NBC News, 6 February 2020)
Russian disinformation ‘ongoing problem’ says FBI chief (BBC News, 6 February 2020)
Twitter unveils new rules to tackle deepfakes ahead of the 2020 election (CNBC, 4 February 2020)
‘Wake-up call’: Iowa caucus disinformation serves as warning about 2020 election (NBC News, 4 February 2020)