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April 26th, 2022 15:21
EU Adopts New Law to Combat Disinformation; Described as “Landmark” Legislation
US media is reporting that the European Union has adopted a new landmark law forcing tech companies and others to combat misinformation and restrict certain online ads. According to an...
April 8th, 2022 14:03
Australian Think Tank Launches Website Tracking Twitter-Based Global Disinformation and Information Operations
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), an Australian think tank, has launched a new website tracking global disinformation and information operations on Twitter. By analyzing publicly accessible data from Twitter’s...
April 6th, 2022 13:21
European Parliament Sets up New Committee to Counter Foreign Malicious Interference
In March, the European Parliament reported that it has set up a special committee on foreign malicious interference that will continue the work of a similar committee whose term had...
March 14th, 2022 14:47
NYT Op-Ed: Media Literacy Classes Can Help to Create a More Disinformation-Resistant Public
US media is reporting that media literacy classes that teach students to look at the whole ecosystem in which the information resides might serve as a powerful tool to create...
March 7th, 2022 11:40
Telegram’s Features Position Social Messaging App as Disinformation Vehicle
US media is reporting on some of the unique aspects of Telegram, the social messaging app increasingly being used for influence purposes. According to an NBC news report: In addition...
March 4th, 2022 11:11
Social Media Fuels New Type of ‘Fog of War’ in Ukraine Conflict – How to Avoid It
US media is reporting that amid the war in Ukraine, the modern combination of smartphones, social media, and high-speed data links provides images that are faster, more visual, and more...
February 24th, 2022 11:09
US Right-Wing & Conspiracy Theorists Using DuckDuckGo Search Engine
US media is reporting that using privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo has become an important theme during the COVID-19 academic for the US right-wing. According to the New York Times report,...
February 23rd, 2022 15:32
Facebook Launches Initiatives to Counter Disinformation in Upcoming French Elections
European media is reporting that Facebook's parent company Meta announced a series of initiatives on its platforms to fight disinformation ahead of the French presidential election. According to a Politico...
February 7th, 2022 15:37
Ukrainians with Strong Analytical Reasoning Skills Are Better Insulated against Russian Propaganda, Study Finds
The MIT Sloan School of Management is reporting on a new large-scale study on Russian disinformation in the Ukraine which examined whether some people can better identify Russian disinformation than...
February 7th, 2022 07:58
Meta Releases Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report, Highlights Iranian Influence Operation
Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has published its “December 2021 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report,” covering influence operations on its social media platforms. According to the report: December 2021: Since 2017,...