This week, our team has been reading about how social media is being utilized to spread COVID-19 disinformation, countries that are trying to influence the information environment to their benefit, and the creation of an antifa ‘bogeyman’ in response to recent protests. In the included stories you will also find details about new disinformation guidelines unveiled by the EU that apply to several major companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Good News and Bad News about COVID-19 misinformation (Scientific American, 10 June 2020)
Coronavirus disinformation: EU warning over wave of fake COVID-19 claims on social media (Euronews, 10 June 2020)
Twitter Removes Chinese Misinformation (The New York Times, 11 June 2020)
Behind China’s Twitter Campaign, a Murky Supporting Chorus (The New York Times, 8 June 2020)
George Floyd: Fake White House image and protest videos debunked (BBC, 6 June 2020)
Why Russia keep poking America’s racial wounds (Axios, 10 June 2020)
China, Russia Are Spreading Disinformation, EU says (Bloomberg, 10 June 2020)