Is it possible Facebook will ban all political advertising? What can the European Union do to make its policy response to disinformation more effective? Are social media platforms doing enough to address misinformation? Our articles this week cover these questions and additional topics, including Google’s new ad policy regarding stalkerware and Twitter’s current fact-checking rules.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Facebook Said to Consider Banning Political Ads (New York Times, 10 July 2020)
We need tougher action against disinformation and propaganda (Brookings Institution, 15 July 2020)
The EU’s Role in Fighting Disinformation: Taking Back The Initiative (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 15 July 2020)
Google targets stalkerware in updated ad policy (CNET, 10 July 2020)
How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation (New York Times, 14 July 2020)
Advertisers were cutting their Facebook ad spending well before the boycott began (Digiday, 10 July 2020)
Twitter Hack Rekindles Disinformation Fear as Election Looms (Bloomberg, 16 July 2020)
Facebook Unveils Section Dedicated To Debunking Coronavirus Disinformation (Forbes, 15 July 2020)