This week, our team has been reading about the different marketing campaigns that are being used to spread disinformation across social networks via fringe websites. We’ve included stories of platform efforts to delete false narratives and sanctions that the EU and U.S. have placed on foreign disinformation efforts.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and feel welcome to share ideas for other readings with us here or on Twitter @DisinfoIndex.
Facebook Removes QAnon Group, Cites Harassment And Misinformation (The Hill, 7 Aug 2020)
Not Just Politics: Disinformation Campaigns Hit Enterprises Too (Search Security, 7 Aug 2020)
Department of State Traces Russian Disinformation Links (New York Times, 6 Aug 2020)
Thousands of Youtube Channels Found To Be Spreading China-Linked Disinformation (The Independent, 6 Aug, 2020)
Google Deletes 2,500 China-Linked Youtube Channels Over Disinformation (The Guardian, 6 Aug 2020)
Facebook, Citing Virus Information, Deletes Trump Post (Associated Press, 5 Aug 2020)
Can Killing Cookies Save Journalism? (Wired, 5 Aug 2020)
First Ever EU Cyber Sanctions Hit Russia, China, and North Korea (Star Tribute, 30 July 2020