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Jun 10 2022
Turkish ‘disinformation law’ will make it a crime to spread ‘fake news’
A “disinformation law” that, if passed, would impose up to three-year jail sentences for the spread of “fake news” or “disinformation,” has been sitting in Turkish parliament for years.
While the bill itself makes no attempt to define fake news or false information, independent journalists in the country speculate the so-called “disinformation” law may be a euphemism. In fact, the lawPoynter Fact Check
Aug 09 2021
The social network for doctors is full of vaccine disinformation
Dr. Paul Malarik, a retired psychiatrist, now spends about 50 hours a month helping to administer Covid-19 vaccines at pop-up clinics near his home in San Luis Obispo, California. So he’s particularly troubled when he logs onto Doximity, a site used by doctors, and reads anti-vaccine comments.
“You rarely get to the level of microchips in vaccines, but a lot of this stuff is prettyCNBC
Jun 25 2020
COVID-19 Disinformation Must Be Combated
As the coronavirus continues to scorch its way across the U.S. and nations throughout the world, the coronavirus pandemic is swiftly becoming one of the defining global missteps and challenges of the early 21st century.
As governments across the world continue to lock down cities and implement social distancing measures to slow the spread of the virus; in hopes of buying medicalDaily Chela
Aug 25 2022
DHS Folds Disinformation Board After Criticism Over Threat to Free Speech
The Department of Homeland Security has terminated a government board formed earlier this year to combat online disinformation, after a range of critics said it could stifle free expression on the internet and had an unclear mission.
It encountered widespread criticism from conservatives, civil liberties advocates and some current and former officials.
The decision to fold theWall Street Journal (News)
May 16 2019
Countering Foreign Disinformation on Social Media
What we know about Russia's social-media campaign provides lessons for the future.
It is absolutely fair game and legal — in free countries, at least — for anyone to get online and say whatever he wants about American presidential candidates. If you want to say this candidate is a fool and that candidate is a bad guy, you’re perfectly free to do so.
What you cannot do is goNational Review
Feb 24 2022
Russian disinformation, propaganda ramp up as conflict in Ukraine grows
Russia’s effort to spread disinformation and propaganda across the internet and through foreign and domestic media about its invasion of Ukraine started weeks ago — and it’s expected to ramp up now that the conflict has begun.
Disinformation experts say that they have seen a concerted effort from Russian leaders and state-backed media to push a false narrative around the reasons forNBC News (Online)
Aug 27 2021
Reddit Responds to Calls From Moderators to Fight Disinformation
Some of the most popular subreddits are protesting the proliferation of COVID-19 disinformation and conspiracy theories on the platform. Moderators from several high profile subreddits, including r/awww, r/showerthoughts, and r/pics, are now calling on the site to do a better job of curbing the spread of disinformation.
“It is clear that even after promising to tackle the problem ofVice
Dec 20 2022
Latest ‘Twitter Files’ Bombshell Shows FBI Neck-Deep In Russian Disinformation Lie To Kill Hunter Biden Laptop Story
The night before the New York Post published emails recovered from an abandoned Hunter Biden laptop that established Joe Biden’s connections with his son’s business dealings, the FBI used a private communications channel to send 10 documents to a top Twitter executive.
While those documents and others remain cloistered at Twitter headquarters — likely because they are designated asThe Federalist
Apr 29 2022
Fox News Hosts Rage Against New Government Disinformation Board
Fox News hosts were up in arms on Thursday over the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement of a newly formed Disinformation Governance Board.
The board will address disinformation and misinformation surrounding migrants and the southern border wall, Russia’s war on Ukraine, and COVID-19 vaccines, among other things, DHS says. Or, as Tucker Carlson characterized it, referencingDaily Beast
May 17 2023
AI needs superintelligent regulation
Powerful artificial intelligence systems can be of enormous benefit to society and help us tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. Machine learning models are already playing a significant role in diagnosing diseases, accelerating scientific research, boosting economic productivity and cutting energy usage by optimising electricity flows on power grids, for example. It would be a tragedyFinancial Times