This week, our team has been exploring Disinformation related to QAnon and mainstream media’s take on “The Deep State.” We also threw in a couple of Big Tech, coronavirus pieces that we think will shed some light on the whirlpool of disorienting news leading up to this year’s election.
We hope you enjoy these articles – and please, share your ideas for other readings with us on Twitter @DisinfoIndex. We’d love to hear from you!
Fox host blames ‘deep state’ for Bannon arrest – Bannon says that’s for ‘nut cases’ (The Guardian, Aug 21 2020)
Trump eyes new unproven coronavirus “cure” (Axios, Aug 16 2020)
Trump tacitly endorses baseless QAnon conspiracy theory linked to violence (The Guardian ,Aug 19 2020)
Retro Gaming’s Misogyny Is Brought To Light After A Violent Tragedy (Wired, Aug 19 2020)
QAnon Promotes Pedo-Ring Conspiracy Theories. Now They’re Stealing Kids. (The Daily Beast, Aug 15 2020)
What if Facebook goes down? Ethical and legal considerations for the demise of big tech (The Internet Policy Review, Aug 11, 2020)
The ‘Blue Shift’ Will Decide the Election (The Atlantic, Aug 10 2020)
Getting from November to January (The American Interest, Aug 6 2020)
‘Deepfakes’ ranked as most serious AI crime threat (UCL News, Aug 4, 2020)