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CPDP 2019: Disinformation and online advertising: do we need to rethink the Internet’s business model? - HTML5 video

Which are the causes, drivers, and scope of the problem of disinformation? What role does targeted advertising play in the spread of disinformation online? What role does legislation, policy, or other initiatives have in thwarting its spread?

Guide to Advertising Technology - Reports

Journalists need to know how advertising technology works

News vs. fake AGCOM report on Italy - Reports

A report by the Italian telecommunications regulatory body about real and fake news in the Italian information system

Call for Papers: Political Discourse and Mediatization of Politics - Opportunities

MA and PhD media students are invited to apply for the Discourse Net Summer School to analyse contemporary political discourse within the digital environment. Deadline on February 1, 2019

Content or Context Moderation? - Reports

Robyn Caplan analyses three different types of content moderation: artisanal, community-reliant, and industrial, and highlights the tension between consistent decisions and context-based decisions

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

#TrollTracker: Bots, Botnets, and Trolls - Reports

The Digital Forensic Research Lab of the Atlantic Council published a post about how to distinguish bost, botnets and trolls.

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

Sourcing the Sources: An analysis of the use of Twitter and Facebook as a journalistic source - Academic Sources

The study analyses the sourcing techniques  used by  newspaper journalists in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The comparison of Twitter and Facebook sources is given to verify whether the findings apply to social media in general

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