Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

  • February 14, 2020

It was a busy week for efforts tracking and combating disinformation: news about Iran and others caught in propaganda campaigns, Sputnik radio being broadcast in America’s heartland and increased internet regulation in the UK. Continue reading to see some of the other headlines from the week in review. We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.

Facebook accuses telecoms groups of disinformation tactics (Financial Times, 12 February 2020)

Facebook caught Iranian trolls spreading pro-Trump propaganda online (The Verge, 12 February 2020)

Facebook shut down commercial disinformation network based in Myanmar and Vietnam (DFRLab on Medium, 12 February 2020)

Facebook starts fact-checking partnership with Reuters (Reuters, 12 February 2020)

He Combs the Web for Russian Bots. That Makes Him a Target. (The New York Times, 9 February 2020)

How billionaire Bloomberg’s money may help fend off Trump’s disinformation warfare (The Washington Post, 12 February 2020)

Ofcom to be given role of policing online platforms (The Guardian, 11 February 2020)

On Wikipedia, a fight is raging over coronavirus disinformation (Wired, 9 February 2020)

Playing on Kansas City radio: Russian propaganda (The New York Times, 13 February 2020)

‘QAnon’ conspiracy theory creeps into mainstream politics (Associated Press, 9 February 2020)

The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President (The Atlantic, 10 February 2020)

The Rise of Content Cartels (Knight First Amendment Institute, 11 February 2020)

Zuckerberg to meet EU Commissioners ahead of antitrust proposals (Reuters, 11 February 2020)

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