Category: Disinformation

Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election

The report, written in October 2019 and obtained by MIT Technology Review from a former Facebook employee not involved in researching it, found that after the 2016 election, Facebook failed to prioritize fundamental changes to how its platform promotes and distributes information. Source: Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election

OII | MISDOOM 2021

I need to check in on this conference for next year. After two successful editions, the international MISDOOM symposium on misinformation in online media returns for a 3rd edition, this time co-hosted by the Oxford Internet Institute and the Universiteit Utrecht on 21-22 September 2021. Topics include health misinformation, hate speech, misinformation diffusion, news spreading behaviour and mitigation, harm-aware news recommender systems, and related topics on misinformation in online media. Source: OII | MISDOOM 2021