This week, disinformation “slang” hits the mainstream with a breakdown of popular phrases, “mindfulness” is touted as a secret weapon against extremism, and countless families continue to pull at each other’s core belief systems.
Still, are tech companies doing enough to moderate hate? -and how exactly is vaccine skepticism being disseminated to the masses? We’d love to know your thoughts on any and all of the readings below.
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From gaslighting to “propaganda-condom”: a guide to disinformation slang (The Economist, March 15 2021)
Small number of Facebook users responsible for most Covid vaccine skepticism – report (The Guardian, March 14 2021)
My Mom Believes In QAnon. I’ve Been Trying To Get Her Out (Buzzfeed News, March 12 2021)
Far-right supporters move to open source to evade censorship (The Guardian, March 12 2021)
One secret weapon against extremism: Google ads promoting mindfulness (The Fast Company, March 11 2021)
Facebook expands fan payments, subscription options in appeal to creators (Axios, March 11 2021)
Big Tech’s trying to stop coronavirus misinformation. It’s not enough. (Politico, March 10 2021)
Facebook says it’s taking on Covid disinformation. So what’s all this? (Wired, March 10 2021)
How Line is fighting disinformation without sacrificing privacy (Rest Of World, March 7 2021)