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Feb 10 2023
Free Speech vs. Disinformation Comes to a Head
In July 2021, as Covid-19 cases began to surge again, the surgeon general warned that misinformation had led to “avoidable illnesses and death” and urged the nation’s social media giants to do more to fight the sources of it.
“We’re asking them to operate with greater transparency and accountability,” the official, Dr. Vivek Murthy, said at the White House.
Facebook’s viceNew York Times (News)
Mar 02 2023
Disinformation Inc: Federal funding of conservative media blacklist harms Americans
An effort to defund “risky” news websites is misleading Americans about what qualifies as disinformation and which news sources are worthy of their trust.
The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) recently published its 2022 “Disinformation Risk Assessment” on U.S. news media sources. The U.K.-based company’s rankings of the 10 “riskiest” and 10 “lowest risk” sources are heavily biased inHenry A. Brechter
Feb 08 2023
Disinformation Researchers Raise Alarms About A.I. Chatbots
Soon after ChatGPT debuted last year, researchers tested what the artificial intelligence chatbot would write after it was asked questions peppered with conspiracy theories and false narratives.
The results — in writings formatted as news articles, essays and television scripts — were so troubling that the researchers minced no words.
“This tool is going to be the most powerfulNew York Times (News)
Nov 01 2022
DHS Still Policing Disinformation Despite Dissolving Disinformation Governance Board
Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created an internal board dedicated to combating misinformation and disinformation. Despite scrapping it after facing criticism, new reporting indicates that the agency is still pursuing the constitutionally dubious project.
The DHS announced the Disinformation Governance Board in April specifically to address RussianReason
Feb 13 2023
Disinformation Inc: Meet the groups hauling in cash to secretly blacklist conservative news
Well-funded "disinformation" tracking groups are part of a stealth operation blacklisting and trying to defund conservative media, likely costing the news companies large sums in advertising dollars, a Washington Examiner investigation found.
Major ad companies are increasingly seeking guidance from purportedly "nonpartisan" groups claiming to be detecting and fighting online "Washington Examiner
Feb 20 2023
Misinformation Watch: 'Disinformation Risk Assessment' Lacks Transparency, Shows Bias Against the RightFrom the Center
The Global Disinformation Index (rated as Left bias by AllSides) recently published its 2022 “Disinformation Risk Assessment” on U.S. news media sources. The assessment ranked 69 sources on the likelihood that they’ll publish disinformation, by the group’s definition (explained later).
It’s good to want to be aware of misinformation and disinformation. But GDI’sHenry A. Brechter
Feb 20 2023
Disinformation Inc: State Department-backed group cuts ties with group blacklisting conservative news
As a direct result of multiple Washington Examiner reports, a State Department-backed nonprofit group is severing its financial relationship with a "disinformation" tracking organization that is secretly blacklisting and taking steps to shut down conservative media.
The National Endowment for Democracy, a group funded almost entirely through congressional appropriations, granted $545,Washington Examiner
Jan 13 2023
New Jersey wants to be the state of disinformation and indoctrinate its students
The state of New Jersey has launched an initiative to require that all K-12 students be taught "media literacy," because the government must enlist teachers to fight so-called misinformation.
Let’s take an imaginary look at what the first day of school would look like.
Welcome, class, to "Basic Student News Literacy," It appears in your schedules as "BS News Lit." Our wonderfulFox News (Opinion)
May 03 2022
“The Department of Homeland Security is stepping up an effort to counter disinformation coming from Russia as well as misleading information that human smugglers circulate to target migrants hoping to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border… A newly formed Disinformation Governance Board announced Wednesday will immediately begin focusing on misinformation aimed at migrants.” (AP News)
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Dec 19 2022
Did Ex-Intel Officials Call Hunter Biden Laptop Disinformation?
The "Twitter files", an exposé of internal communications at the social media platform, has reheated interest in Hunter Biden's laptop, a story that revealed potentially compromising correspondence between an adviser at Ukraine energy firm Burisma and President Joe Biden's son.
Following a New York Post exclusive report in 2020, social media networks initially made efforts to limit theNewsweek