This week, former election officials discuss the impact of disinformation, tech companies continue to explore new policies to fight it, and the west starts to accept disinformation as a true cyber security issue. As 2020 comes to a close, we must prepare to do our part to combat disinformation from home.
Have you seen anything strange over the break? Shoot us a tweet at @disinfoindex and let us know what you’ve found.
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Facebook Worries Smaller Rivals With Openness on Liability (Bloomberg, Dec 23 2020)
It’s time to accept that disinformation is a cyber security issue (Computer Weekly, Dec 23 2020)
Australia, UK and UN dragged into information operations targeting West Papua (ASPI, Dec 22 2020)
Nonprofit Coalition Demands Biden Act on Misinformation (Axios, Dec 21 2020)
From whistleblower laws to unions: How Google’s AI ethics meltdown could shape policy (Venture Beat, Dec 16 2020)
Facebook will combat COVID-19 misinformation more directly with notifications to users (The Verge, Dec 15 2020)
Outsourcing Disinformation (Lawfare, Dec 13, 2020)
Democratic offense against disinformation (Atlantic Council, Dec 2 2020)
Reclaiming Free Speech for Democracy and Human Rights in a Digitally Networked World (New America, Nov 19 2020)