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Auditing Google's Search Headlines as a Potential Gateway to Misleading Content: Evidence from the 2020 U.S. Election
An audit of Google search results shows that videos promoted more election-related misinformation than news stories or ads. Users’ choice of search terms affected the quality of information displayed.
Public health misinformation (PHM) causes substantial harm. Online platforms’ efforts to combat PHM are not sufficiently effective. “Soft” regulation such as governmental codes of conduct could help control PHM.
Policymakers and the public struggle to navigate misinformation about topics like climate change, COVID, and politics. Disinformation campaigns and ideological convictions are harder to fight than ordinary mistaken beliefs.
Disinformation campaigns use misleading information to discredit a political adversary. Opponents of a humanitarian group operating in Syria use Twitter and YouTube to discredit the group.
Disinformation as Collaborative Work: Surfacing the Participatory Nature of Strategic Information Operations
Disinformation campaigns may be studied as a form of collaborative crowd-work. Case studies show that disinformation and conspiracy theories are often spread by sincere actors.