Misinformation

Ad networks are spreading disinformation and funding insurrectionists through ad sales

Defund the Jan 6th insurrection profiteers

How do you make money promoting a violent insurrection? Advertising. Conspiracies and disinformation thrive online. Who are the worst culprits? Who funds them? What can be done to stop them? Check My Ads Institute, an independent watchdog organization that seeks to reform the digital ad tech industry through their Defund the Insurrectionists campaign. The campaign aims …

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How to Spot Fake News: A Disinformation Check List

Disinformation 101

How to Spot Fake News: A Disinformation Check List Vaccination is a good defense against COVID. Inoculation works similarly and builds your resistance against being infected by disinformation. Rand Waltzman is an expert at analyzing disinformation and how it’s used to manipulate people. This StoryMap summaries his recent report from #disinformation and explains 18 common …

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How to make gazillions spreading misinfo with algorithms like Facebook

“How to make gazillions spreading misinformation with algorithms like Facebook” – Dr. Evil

Spreading misinformation is a money making scheme. Just ask Dr. Evil* His secret guide explains (along with real examples) how to make gazillions spreading spreading misinformation with algorithms. You’ll learn in this parody how: Where the social media platforms make money? What is an algorithm? How to design them to make more money? How to …

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Republican obstruction prevents FCC regulation of COVID misinformation platforms

Republican obstruction prevents FCC regulation of COVID misinformation platforms

800,000 Americans dead from COVID. Republicans serve their billionaire media donors and block the FCC from enforcing its mandate to serve the ‘public interest‘. When do corporate political donations overtake a politician’s concern about the lives of the people who elected them? Follow the money. This relationship map was created with the free Kumu app …

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Black latino and asian media outlets provide fair, accurate news coverage.

Use ethnic media outlets to reach minority communities

Ethnic news outlets offer relevant and accurate news coverage to their communities. They counter-balance the negative messages and racist story selection from some large corporate news outlets. “Ethnic news outlets have been filling a void in local news, and serving up coverage that seeks to rectify journalistic bias in story selection and how news is …

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