The battle between Facebook and advertisers intensified this week with over 400 brands joining the boycott of the platform. Our newest reading list includes information on this topic and more: including fake accounts of politicians that have been appearing on the social network Parler and how WhatsApp plays a role in spreading misinformation in India.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
GOP Officials flock to Parler social network. So do their trolls and impostors. (Politico, 2 July 2020)
Zuckerberg Loses $7 Billion as Firms Boycott Facebook Ads (Bloomberg, 27 June 2020)
Reddit closes long-running forum supporting President Trump after years of policy violations (The Washington Post, 29 June 2020)
Facebook just lost one of the biggest advertisers in the world for the rest of 2020 (NBC News, 26 June 2020)
Domestic Disinformation Is A Greater Menace Than Foreign Disinformation (Time, 26 June 2020)
Why do WhatsApp Users End Up Spreading Misinformation In India? (Forbes, 29 June 2020)
Facebook will label more controversial content and tighten advertising policies (CNN Business, 26 June 2020)
Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off (CNBC, 1 July 2020)
Combating the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation At Work (Forbes, 3 July 2020)