Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

  • June 12, 2020

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)

The GOP’s claim that antifa is infiltrating George Floyd protests is a right-wing ‘bogeyman’ that bears all the hallmarks of a domestic disinformation campaign (Business Insider, 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)

EU wants monthly audits from Facebook, Google and Twitter on coronavirus misinformation (CNN, 10 June 2020)

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