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Troll Factories: The Internet Research Agency and State-Sponsored Agenda Building - Academic Sources

Darren L. Linvill and Patrick L. Warren (Clemson University) published a working paper about the methods used by the Internet Research Agency, a Russia-sponsored troll group

Internet and electoral campaigns - Reports

Rules on electoral campaigning were written for traditional media. This report examines how the shift to digital media affects the effectiveness of these rules and suggests updates

The fake news factory of Macedonia. Talking pictures with Guy Martin - HTML5 video

In the aftermath of the US elections, documentary photographer Guy Martin travelled to Vales, the small town in Macedonia that became the heart of the fake news scandal

Disinformation and Social Bot Operations in the Run Up to the 2017 French Presidential Election - Academic Sources

In a paper published on First Monday, Emilio Ferrara studies the role of Twitter in the MacronLeaks disinformation campaign

Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content - Reports

How do news sites handle online rumors, unverified news, and viral content? Craig Silverman discusses what we know, what journalists are doing, and what they should do