Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

  • January 4, 2021

2020 is officially behind us but the fight against disinformation continues on. This week, the rise of vaccine disinformation puts the United States at risk of prolonging current lockdown procedures. Meanwhile, election disinformation provokes violence in cities all over the country.

It’s no secret that disinformation funded by ad tech is undermining democracy. It’s time we get smart about our ability to detect what’s real from what isn’t.

What are your favorite disinformation detection tools? Share them with us on Twitter at @disinfoindex. We’d love to hear from you.

Poynter’s MediaWise training significantly increases people’s ability to detect disinformation, new Stanford study finds (Poynter, Jan 3 2021)

Digital Advertising Harms Society. Here’s How (Forbes, Jan 3 2021)

Facts won’t fix this: experts on how to fight America’s disinformation crisis (The Guardian, Jan 1 2021)

Threats sparked by disinformation could lead to real world violence in Georgia, activists say (ABC News, Jan 1 2021)

Even If It’s ‘Bonkers,’ Poll Finds Many Believe QAnon And Other Conspiracy Theories (NPR, Dec 30 2020)

Fear grows that vaccine misinformation will be worse than election disinformation (Yahoo News, Dec 28 2020)

Misinformation about the vaccine could be worse than disinformation about the elections (Politico, Dec 21 2020)

Snopes Sets The Record Straight On Election, COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation (WBUR, Dec 20 2020)

Why can’t the social networks stop fake accounts? (New York Times, Dec 8 2020)

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