Fake News! Disinformation! Misinformation! Conspiracy! Whatever you call it, it’s everywhere. This week is election week and the headlines are saturated with biased opinions that span the range of political viewpoints. Do you know what to look for? Be prepared and stay vigilant. The next few days will determine a lot for our countries future. Whatever the outcome, are you ready?
This week, we’ve collected pieces that we think will help you stay ahead of the polls. As always, share your thoughts and ideas with us on Twitter at @Disinfoindex. We’d love to hear from you.
The Top Election Myths Spreading Online (NewsGuard, Oct 2020)
Tracking Facebook’s Election Misinformation ‘Super-Spreaders’ (NewsGuard, Oct 2020)
The Trump Campaign’s Chaotic Closing Strategy (The Atlantic, Oct 31 2020)
Black And Latino Voters Flooded With Disinformation In Election’s Final Days (NPR, Oct 30 2020)
How To Deep-Six The Deep Fakes: Spotting Election Disinformation Online (WBUR, Oct 30 2020
The most dangerous day for disinformation isn’t Election Day, it’s the day after (Business Insider, Oct 30 2020)
Analysis: Election Day Is Also a Referendum On Trump’s Era of Fake News (CNN, Oct 30 2020)
10 ways social media platforms can fight election disinformation (Fast Company, Oct 27 2020)
As U.S. election nears, researchers are following the trail of fake news (Science Magazine, Oct 26 2020)
For Latinos, Combating Disinformation About The Election Often Starts At Home (Los Angeles Times, Oct 26 2020)