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Informing the “disinformation” debate - Reports

A joint report by Access Now, Civil Liberties Union for Europe, and European Digital Rights discusses the Report by the High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation and related policy documents

Weaponizing the Digital Influence Machine: The Political Perils of Online Ad Tech - Reports

Developments in technology have turned digital political advertising into a weapon which is dangerous to democracy, a report by Data & Society argues

Freedom on the Net 2018 - The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism - Reports

Covering 87% of the world’s Internet users, Freedom on the Net is a study of Internet freedom in 65 countries around the globe that tracks improvements and declines in Internet freedom conditions each year

Network Propaganda - Books

A comprehensive study of media coverage of US presidential politics argues that the post-truth moment and the perceived democratic crisis have more to do with a longstanding change in the American right-wing media ecosystem than with social networks, Russian propaganda, and "fake news" websites

Reconstruction of the socio-semantic dynamics of political activist Twitter networks - Academic Sources

A case study of the French political landscape on Twitter during the 2017 presidential election, and how different political communities share fake news and debunks

Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training - Manuals

As a part of the “Global Initiative for Excellence in Journalism Education” UNESCO published an handbook on journalism and disinformation that can be used as a model curriculum.

Can’t We Just Disregard Fake News? The Consequences of Exposure to Inaccurate Information - Academic Sources

Disinformation can create confusion, doubt, and reliance on inaccurate content. A paper, published on Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, discusses the problem and possible solutions

Reality Lost. Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation - Books

This open access book analyzes the current media environment and how it can contribute to the transformation of democracy into a post-factual democracy

Information Manipulation: A Challenge for Our Democracies - Reports

The joint report by the French Policy Planning Staff (CAPS) of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM) of the Ministry for the Armed Forces aims at developing a better understanding of the issue, mainly focusing on information manipulation orchestrated by States and whose purpose is to weaken democratic debate in other States

Fake News as a Floating Signifier: Hegemony, Antagonism and the Politics of Falsehood - Academic Sources

The paper, published on Javnost - The Public Journal, argues that “fake news” has become a “floating signifier”, something which is used by different factions as a part of a battle to impose their viewpoint