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Evaluating news: Fake News & Beyond

Challenges to Democracy in the Digital Information Realm

President Barack Obama's keynote speech about disinformation and challenges to democracy in the digital information realm at an event hosted by Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center and The Obama Foundation.

Disinformation and Democracy

Commission on Information Disorder Final Report via The Aspen Institute

A breakdown of how misinformation spreads and actionable steps platforms can take to stop it.

How to Stop Misinformation Before It Gets Shared via Wired

A look back at the events over the past ten years to help us understand how we got here.

Why the past 10 years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid via The Atlantic

Here’s a good example about how social media companies can respond to disinformation when they want to.

Pinterest bans all climate change misinformation on its platform via Tech Crunch

The fight against disinformation can feel overwhelming, but there is reason for hope. This op-ed offers ideas on how we can become a more “disinformation resistant public.”

Fighting Disinformation Can Feel Like a Lost Cause. It Isn’t. via The New York Times

You may have come across this viral parallel-parking spot on your feed — this article breaks down how anonymous mobs can flourish online.

The Parallel-Parking Job That Ignited the Internet via Curbed

When people are exposed to different kinds of information, they can process it differently. This report by David Broockman and Joshua Kalla backs up what I’ve felt and seen and gives me faith that how we share information and argue about information can bring out our better angels.

The manifold effects of partisan media on viewers’ beliefs and attitudes: A field experiment with Fox News viewers

This self-appointed board is an encouraging example of what people across the country — and all over the world — are doing to try to figure out how to respond to the challenges we’re facing.

The Ad-Hoc Group of Activists and Academics Convening a “Real Facebook Oversight Board” via The New Yorker

This report from the Brennan Center offers an important look specifically at disinformation and voter suppression.

Digital Disinformation and Vote Suppression Report via Brennan Center

Here’s a story that shines a light on the intentional revenue models that are hurting local news and the consequences.

A Secretive Hedge Fund Is Gutting Newsrooms via The Atlantic