Tuesday, March 14, 10:00–11:30

The Scourge of Disinformation – Uncivil War?

To prepare discussion, please browse the categories below – in
blue – for material you may find useful.

Is disinformation real? Is there hope for better?

Video excerpt (3 minutes) – Jordan Klepper at Trump's First 2024 Campaign "Rally"
Full 5 1/2 minutes here

How Finland Is Teaching a Generation to Spot Misinformation - The New York Times

Disinformation – cases

Please dip into as many as you find interesting, from here and around the world.

What is information warfare and how pervasive is it? | World Economic Forum

Fox News feared losing viewers by airing truth about election, documents show - The Washington Post

‘Team Jorge’

Revealed: the hacking and disinformation team meddling in elections | The Guardian

Revealed: the US adviser who tried to swing Nigeria’s 2015 election | Cambridge Analytica | The Guardian

The Guardian view on disinformation online: a 21st-century growth industry | Editorial | The Guardian

‘Myth America’

Myth America review: superb group history of the lies that built a nation | The Guardian

New book ‘Myth America’ examines misinformation in U.S. history | PBS NewsHour

The Wall of Liars and Deniers: the artwork compiling the biggest US election lies | The Guardian

What Really Happened on January 6 - The Atlantic

We Found the One Group of Americans Who Are Most Likely to Spread Fake News - POLITICO

Why did so many buy COVID misinformation? – Harvard Gazette

There is a (long) history ...

A Short Guide to History of Fake News and Disinformation

Information Integrity … and free speech?

Free speech culture, Elon Musk, and Twitter | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

Under Musk, Twitter Continues to Promote US Propaganda Networks - FAIR

Opinion | How to Destroy (What’s Left of) the Mainstream Media’s Credibility - The New York Times

Section 230

What is Section 230? The little law that defined how the Internet works - The Washington Post

What do US supreme court cases against Twitter and Google mean for the internet? | The Guardian

Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment

Combatting disinformation

Combatting Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News

Countering Disinformation in the United States

Stop the Virus of Disinformation

How to combat fake news and disinformation

The web is a Blade Runner nightmare, but there is a way to stem the tide of lies | Peter Pomerantsev | The Guardian


Analysis in more depth

MIT Sloan research about social media, misinformation, and elections | MIT Sloan

The spread of disinformation – steps

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | The New Yorker

How False Beliefs Propel Cultural Conflict

Why the US Is Primed for Radicalization | WIRED

Toward a Comprehensive Model of Fake News: A New Approach to Examine the Creation and Sharing of False Information