This week, disinformation continues to rein supreme as the biggest threat to the upcoming election, Google pushes back against newly proposed anti-trust rules, and social media platforms scramble to come up with new policies and protocols to mitigate harms before the election. The question remains whether or not anyone will ever get a grip on the problem.
But first, can you spot election disinformation? Check out the quiz below to find out.
As always, we hope these articles inspire you to take action and keep you informed. Give them a read and please share your thoughts and ideas with us on Twitter @Disinfoindex. We’d love to hear from you!
Can You Spot Election Disinformation? Take This Quiz to Find Out (Hyperallergic Oct 9 2020)
Why disinformation is the biggest threat to the 2020 election (Fast Company, Oct 9 2020)
Twitter upends retweets in bid to stop spread of election misinformation (Politico, Oct 9 2020)
Dying in a Leadership Vacuum (The New England Journal Of Medicine, Oct 8 2020)
Facebook may never get a grip of its fake news problem (New Scientist, Oct 7 2020)
Trump Is Spending Big on Facebook Ads Claiming He Might Be ‘Immune’ to COVID (Vice, Oct 7 2020)
How the truth was murdered (Technology Review, Oct 7 2020)
Google says Americans don’t want it broken up in reaction to proposed new anti-trust rules (Android Police, Oct 7 2020)
Facebook announces plan to stop political ads after 3 November (The Guardian, Oct 7 2020)