Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

Your GDI Readout: Weekly Reading List

  • March 10, 2021

This week, blind spots are exposed as ad tech platforms continue to fail the disinformation test. Is surveillance-based advertising an act that should be protected under free speech? -and why does some disinformation flourish over others?

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Germany is main target of Russian disinformation, EU says (Reuters, March 9 2021)

Instagram led users to Covid misinformation amid pandemic – report (The Guardian, March 9 2021)

Surveillance-based advertising: An industry broken by design and by default (EDRi, March 9 2021)

Newsweek, CNN, The New York Times Receive Failing Grades in GLAAD’s Media Report Card on Equality Act Coverage (GLAAD, March 3 2021)

Facebook has a blind spot’: why Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing (The Guardian, March 3 2021)

How YouTube failed the 2020 election test (Platformer, March 3 2021)

Germany Places Far-Right AfD Party Under Surveillance for Extremism (New York Times, March 3 2021)

Right-wing misinformation on Facebook is more engaging than its left-wing counterpart, research finds (CNN Business, March 3 2021)

Disinformation Fuels Distrust And Even Violence At All Levels Of Government (NPR, March 1 2021)

Fact-checking vaccine claims in alleged disinformation campaign by Russian intelligence (PolitiFact, Feb 24 2021)

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