Over the past year, while writing my new book Digital Influence Warfare, I have been compiling an extensive list of resources on disinformation, fake news, psychological manipulation, violent extremism, influence operations (by states and non-state actors), and much more. Here are some that you might find useful:
Mike McIntire, Karen Yourish and Larry Buchanan, “In Trump’s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies,” The New York Times (November 2, 2019)
Preslav Nakov, “New Tech Aims to Help Societies Learn to Spot Fake News,” Defense One (October 14, 2019).
FirstDraft’s Essential Guide to Verifying Online Information (October, 2019).
University of Cambridge, “Fake News ‘Vaccine’ works: ‘Pre-bunking’ game reduces susceptibility to disinformation.” Science Daily (June 24, 2019).
Bad News Game – Your task is to get as many followers as you can while slowly building up fake credibility as a news site.
Patrick Tucker, “How to Inoculate the Public Against Fake News,” Defense One (February 19, 2018)
Christopher Costa and Joshua Geltzer, “To Fight Disinformation, Rethink Counterintelligence,” Defense One (October 14, 2019).
Diego Martin and Jacob Shapiro, Trends in Online Foreign Influence Efforts (July 8, 2019).
United States of America v. Internet Research Agency LLC a/k/a/ Mediasintez LLC et al (Federal indictment filed 2/26/18 in United States District Court or the District of Columbia)
Davey Alba and Adam Satariano, “At Least 70 Counties Have Had Disinformation Campaigns, Study Finds,” New York Times (Sept. 26, 2019)
Conspiracyland (Podcast) episodes, by Michael Isikoff
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