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?
Journalists need to know how advertising technology works
A report by the Italian telecommunications regulatory body about real and fake news in the Italian information system
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
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
Developments in technology have turned digital political advertising into a weapon which is dangerous to democracy, a report by Data & Society argues
The Digital Forensic Research Lab of the Atlantic Council published a post about how to distinguish bost, botnets and trolls.
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
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
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