The coronavirus pandemic is already reshaping the online advertising industry (a development that makes defunding disinformation sites all the more important.) Our latest reading list covers this topic and more: including disinformation campaigns emerging from China, Russia, and Iran as well as domestic unrest in response to public health lockdowns and misperceptions regarding 5G technology.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Facebook CPMs Crash, Fall To All-Time Low (MediaPost, 8 April 2020)
The coronavirus traffic bump to news sites is pretty much over already (NiemanLab, 14 April 2020)
Iran’s IUVM Turns To Coronavirus (Graphika, 15 April 2020)
Arsonists attack phone mast serving NHS Nightingale hospital (The Guardian, 14 April 2020)
Putin’s Long War Against American Science (The New York Times, 13 April 2020)
Bill Gates Is Targeted by Social-Media Mobs (The Wall Street Journal, 17 April 2020)
Inside NEPTUN, a Daring Cold War Disinformation Operation (Wired, 15 April 2020)
How (Not) To Report On Russian Disinformation (Bellingcat, 15 April 2020)
In Trump’s ‘LIBERATE’ tweets, extremists see a call to arms (NBC News, 17 April 2020)
NATO Chief Rebukes China Over Coronavirus Disinformation (Foreign Policy, 17 April 2020)
Using Misinformation as a political weapon: COVID-19 and Bolsonaro in Brazil (Misinformation Review, 17 April 2020)
What’s real and fake in covid-19 news (The Washington Post, 15 April 2020)