This week, our team has been reading about the viral spread of the Plandemic conspiracy video on social media, the ease with which fake news websites can steal content from other publishers and monetize it through ads, and MPs asking platform representatives to testify before Parliament on the spread of coronavirus related disinformation. We’ve included 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.
How the ‘Plandemic’ Movie and Its Falsehoods Spread Widely Online (The New York Times, 20 May 2020)
The Information Apocalypse Is Already Here, And Reality Is Losing (BuzzFeed News, 22 May 2020)
Coronavirus: MPs demand answers on misinformation (BBC News, 21 May 2020)
The Kremlin’s disinformation playbook goes to Beijing (Brookings, 19 May 2020)
Anatomy of a disinformation campaign: The coup that never was (Al Jazeera, 19 May 2020)
UK, U.S. defence ministers discuss ‘disinformation’ from Russia, China (Reuters, 21 May 2020)