This week, Facebook announced a $52 million settlement with content moderators who developed PTSD on the job and Twitter announced a plan to label tweets containing false information regarding the coronavirus. We’ve included articles on these stories and more in this week’s reading list.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Coronavirus: Twitter will label Covid-19 fake news (BBC News, 12 May 2020)
How TikTok could be a player in election disinformation (The Verge, 12 May 2020)
How Disinformation Has Morphed for the 2020 Election (Bloomberg, 13 May 2020)
These disinformation researchers saw the coronavirus ‘infodemic’ coming (NBC News, 14 May 2020)
Facebook to pay $52m for failing to protect moderators from ‘horrors’ of graphic content (The Guardian, 12 May 2020)
Virus Conspiracists Elevate a New Champion (The New York Times, 9 May 2020)
Poland Presidential Election 2020: Disinformation Strikes the Military (Stanford Internet Observatory, 8 May 2020)