Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

  • April 10, 2020

Our team is staying focused on tracking and slowing adversarial narratives regarding the coronavirus as it spreads throughout the world. Below we share some of the stories from the world of disinformation that caught our attention this week. This includes coverage of steps technology companies and governments are taking (and sometimes failing to take) to remove coronavirus disinformation. We’ve also included stories on state sponsored disinformation that aims to sow confusion and hamper governments’ ability to contain the virus.

We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex

How a Virus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain (The New York Times, 10 April 2020)

Influencers among ‘key distributors’ of coronavirus misinformation (The Guardian, 8 April 2020)

Russian Trolls Hype Coronavirus and Giuliani Conspiracies (The Daily Beast, 9 April 2020)

Coronavirus: Ofcom formally probes David Icke TV interview (BBC News, 9 April 2020) 

QAnon grifter Dustin Nemos was selling colloidal silver as a supposed coronavirus treatment and cure (Media Matters for America, 8 April 2020)

Twitter leads in coronavirus misinformation, say researchers; Trump, Bolsanaro contribute (The Washington Post, 7 April 2020) 

Coronavirus: Covid-19 crisis is thriving in a ‘Superbowl of disinformation’ (The Straits Times, 9 April 2020) 

The Hate Store: Amazon’s Self-Publishing Arm Is a Haven for White Supremacists (ProPublica, 7 April 2020)

Facebook Approved Ads with Coronavirus Misinformation (Consumer Reports, 7 April 2020)

WhatsApp to impose new limit on forwarding to fight fake news (The Guardian, 7 April 2020)

Republicans want Twitter to ban Chinese Communist Party accounts. That’s dangerous. (Slate, 3 April 2020) 

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