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Neutrollization: Industrialized trolling as a pro-Kremlin strategy of desecuritization - Academic Sources

This research paper, published on the Security Dialogue journal, identifies and discusses the practice of "neutrollization", a trolling practice aimed at neutralising civil society attempts to cast the Kremlin regime as a societal security threat

Disinformation and ‘fake news’: Interim Report - Reports

This report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons is part of an ongoing inquiry on fake news, which has been expanded to include other related topics. The Committee claims that democracy itself is at risk, and sets out a number of recommendations

Online harassment of journalists: the trolls attack - Reports

This report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deals with online mass harassment of journalists by trolls

First Report of the Interdepartmental Group on the Security of Ireland's Electoral Process and Disinformation - Reports

A report by the Irish Government about the security of elections and referendum in relation with disinformation

Political Ads on Facebook - Monitoring tool

ProPublica has launched a database of political ads showed on Facebook, including each ad's targeting details.

Online and Newsworthy: Have Online Sources Changed Journalism? - Academic Sources

This special issue combines insights from seven studies, integrating key findings to advance the understanding of the use of online sources in the news production process, the change of the relationship between journalists and different groups of actors; and the reasons for the use of online sources during journalists’ daily work and the verification of these sources

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

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018 - HTML5 video

This short video presents the main findings of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018 which reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 74,000 online news consumers in 37 countries, including many European countries

Personal Data and Political Influence in Italy - Reports

As part of a larger effort by Tactical Tech on The Influence Industry, Fabio Chiusi and Claudio Agosti wrote a report about the role played by data in political campaigns in the run-up to the 2018 elections in Italy

The Oxygen of Amplification - Reports

The report, written by digital media scholar Whitney Phillips for Data&Society, shows how the far-right manipulated the media in 2016, discusses the relation between reporting and amplifying extremist ideology and suggests some tips to journalists on when and how to cover online harassment campaigns and manipulations