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10 ways social media platforms can fight election disinformation

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The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, but that doesn’t mean the major platforms have to guarantee bad actors freedom of reach.

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10 ways social media platforms can fight election disinformation

10 ways social media platforms can fight election disinformation

The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, but that doesn’t mean the major platforms have to guarantee bad actors freedom of reach.

‘Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets Dem presidential candidates

‘Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets Dem presidential candidates

A coordinated barrage of social media attacks suggests the involvement of foreign state actors.

Facebook, Twitter and the Digital Disinformation Mess

Facebook, Twitter and the Digital Disinformation Mess

Disinformation, now known as fake news, has tainted public discourse for centuries, even millennia. It’s been amplified in our digital age as a weapon of fearmongers, mob-baiters and ...

Silicon Valley is losing the battle against election misinformation

Silicon Valley is losing the battle against election misinformation

Social media companies face an onslaught of deceptive and divisive messaging.

Digital Politics Quick Hits: February 28, 2020

Digital Politics Quick Hits: February 28, 2020

Quick Hits returns! In this edition: 75 excellent stories related to digital politics and advocacy. The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President. 'Scholars have a ...

Campaigns Say Google Ad Policy Sidesteps Problem of Disinformation

Campaigns Say Google Ad Policy Sidesteps Problem of Disinformation

Campaigns and some digital experts say the restrictions limit a tactic — microtargeting of voters — that they heavily rely on, while not aggressively addressing misinformation.

How does fact-checking work when we can’t agree on the truth?

How does fact-checking work when we can’t agree on the truth?

<p>Last month, Facebook announced that it would exempt political advertising from the fact-checking standards imposed on the rest of its platform. The move was controversial. More than ever ...

How to guard your social feeds against election misinformation

How to guard your social feeds against election misinformation

Preparing for misinformation might mean decluttering your feed, or making some suggestions to your friends and family.

How Political Campaigns Weaponize Social Media Bots

How Political Campaigns Weaponize Social Media Bots

Analysis of computational propaganda in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reveals the reach of bots

Google Blocks YouTube Account linked to Iran

Google Blocks YouTube Account linked to Iran

In a recent statement Google said that it has disabled 39 YouTube Channels associated with Iranian state broadcaster, which is running a political campaign to influence its viewers.

Digital disinformation is destroying society but we can fight back

Digital disinformation is destroying society but we can fight back

New laws can improve the integrity of information on the web, says Samuel Woolley, author of “The Reality Game”

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

Facebook is reaffirming its freewheeling policy on political ads, saying it won’t ban them, won’t fact-check them and won’t limit how they can be targeted to specific groups of people

Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation and Disinformation

Fighting Coronavirus Misinformation and Disinformation

Social media platforms must fundamentally rethink their products to reduce the health risks posed by disinformation and misinformation about the coronavirus crisis.

On Social Media, Only Some Lies Are Against the Rules

On Social Media, Only Some Lies Are Against the Rules

Consumer Reports charts misinformation policies from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and every other major social media company on vital topics from COVID-19 to voting.

The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States

The IRA and Political Polarization in the United States

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the ...

Facebook, Google and Twitter scramble to stop misinformation about coronavirus

Facebook, Google and Twitter scramble to stop misinformation about coronavirus

The rapid spread of the coronavirus in China and around the world has sent Facebook, Google and Twitter scrambling to prevent a different sort of malady — a surge of half-truths and ...