UNESCO looking for translators for disinformation handbook

UNESCO needs volunteer translators to get this important handbook into as many languages as possible: “Journalism, Fake News & Disinformation” (https://en.unesco.org/fightfakenews) If you can donate time, please contact Sara Guglielmi <s.guglielmi@unesco.org> indicating availability to support translation, to peer-review a translation, and/or to promote the handbook As disinformation escalates amid the pandemic, so too does the … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Fighting Disinformation Online

Fighting Disinformation Online A Database of Web Tools Last updated November 12, 2019 The rise of the internet and the advent of social media have fundamentally changed the information ecosystem, giving the public direct access to more information than ever before. But it’s often nearly impossible to distinguish accurate information from low-quality or false content. … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “China’s Operating Manuals for Mass Internment and Arrest by Algorithm”

Exposed: China’s Operating Manuals for Mass Internment and Arrest by Algorithm – ICIJ International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – Nov 24 A new leak of highly classified Chinese government documents has uncovered the operations manual for running the mass detention camps in Xinjiang and exposed the mechanics of the region’s Orwellian system of mass surveillance and … Read more

#Europe agenda: “EU Political Advertising Transparency Report 2019″… “Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections…

Far-Right Propaganda Floods Facebook Ahead of EU Elections Wired Top Stories Fake accounts spread white-nationalist messages and amassed larger followings than actual far-right parties before being taken down, according to a new report. EU Political Advertising Transparency Report 2019 The Official Google Blog To help people better understand the election ads they see online and … Read more

#Journalism agenda: “Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News”

  Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News FiveThirtyEight » Features by Brooke Borel Fake news. We’ve used this phrase so many times in the past two months that it’s almost lost meaning — partly because it can mean so many different things. Depending on who you talk to, “fake news” may refer to satirical news, … Read more