How has COVID-19 altered the online advertising industry? What can we learn from an exposed Russian disinformation campaign that operated for over six years? We’ve been following research on these topics closely and have included articles with more information below. Additionally, these articles include stories on new steps online platforms are taking against disinformation and the backlash from those who claim that those actions aren’t enough.
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This is how COVID-19 is affecting the advertising industry (World Economic Forum, 19 June 2020)
Russian disinformation operation relied on forgeries, fake posts on 300 platforms, new report says (Washington Post, 16 June 2020)
Facebook removes Trump re-election ads that feature a Nazi symbol (The Guardian, 18 June 2020)
Facebook, Google, Twitter Pledge Vigilance on Disinformation (Bloomberg, 18 June 2020)
Google bans website Zerohedge from its ad platform over comments on protest articles (CNBC, 16 June 2020)
Now You Can Opt Out Of Seeing Political Ads on Facebook (The New York Times, 18 June 2020)
Facebook to ban foreign political ads in run-up to New Zealand election (The Spinoff, 16 June 2020)