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, â€œIn Trumpâ€™s Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies,â€ The New York Times (November 2, 2019)
Preslav Nakov, â€œNew Tech Aims to Help Societies Learn to Spot Fake News,â€ Defense One (October 14, 2019).
FirstDraftâ€™s Essential Guide to Verifying Online Information (October, 2019).
University of Cambridge, â€œFake News â€˜Vaccineâ€™ works: â€˜Pre-bunkingâ€™ game reduces susceptibility to disinformation.â€ 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, â€œHow to Inoculate the Public Against Fake News,â€ Defense One (February 19, 2018)
Christopher Costa and Joshua Geltzer, â€œTo Fight Disinformation, Rethink Counterintelligence,â€ 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, â€œAt Least 70 Counties Have Had Disinformation Campaigns, Study Finds,â€ New York Times (Sept. 26, 2019)
Conspiracyland (Podcast) episodes, by Michael Isikoff
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