This week, the battle between big tech and an army politically changed fake news pieces continues to distort reality around the world. While it does, leaders scramble to make sense of what’s going on behind the scenes so they can try to counter it. Spoiler, there are foreign actors involved.
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Disinformation, QAnon efforts targeting Latino voters ramp up ahead of presidential election (The Hill, Sept 25, 2020)
The EU’s Role in Fighting Disinformation: Crafting A Disinformation Framework (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Sept 24 2020)
Writer Anand Giridharadas on tech’s billionaires: “Are they even on the same team as us?” (Tech Crunch, Sept 24 2020)
Germany Dismisses Military Intelligence Officer After Neo-Nazi Scandals (New York Times, Sept 24 2020)
The online anti-vaccine movement in the age of COVID-19 (The Lancet Journal, Sept 24 2020)
Reddit Squashed QAnon by Accident (The Atlantic, Sept 23 2020)
Mark In The Middle (The Verge, Sept 23 2020)
Facebook allowed hundreds of misleading super PAC ads, activist group finds (CNN, Sept 23 2020)
The inevitable corruption of social systems on the web (Enrique Dans, Medium, Sept 13 2020)