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Details on social media’s role in the dissemination and amplification of disinformation, specifically through major platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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LogOutFacebook: NAACP Calls for Boycott, Civil Rights Groups Demand Board Changes

New Knowledge

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Dec 17, 2018

5 social insights you need to REALLY understand your audience’s engagement

New Knowledge

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May 20, 2019

Do you know who is influencing your influencers?

New Knowledge

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Jun 28, 2019

The Disinformation Report

New Knowledge

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Dec 17, 2018

The Power of Repetition in Social Media

New Knowledge

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Mar 5, 2019

Why Disinformation Can Be So Damaging

New Knowledge

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Aug 27, 2018

Why a Botnet Offering Free Taco Bell For a Year is More Threatening Than You Think

New Knowledge

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Oct 24, 2018

Why We Shouldn't Rely Solely on Social Media Companies to Solve the Disinformation Problem

New Knowledge

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Nov 29, 2018

In the Press

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A New Report Found That Russia's Disinformation Operation in the US Picked Up Speed Even After It Was Caught by Mueller

Business Insider

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Dec 17, 2018

Experts: Russian Influence Efforts Constitute "informational warfare," Span Beyond Election

CBS

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Aug 1, 2018

Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch ‘Crisis Actor’ Posts

New York Times

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Feb 23, 2018

Facebook and Twitter 'too slow' to Tackle Meddling

BBC News

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Sep 5, 2018

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Withheld Russia Data, Reports Say

New York Times

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Dec 17, 2018

Facebook’s Private Groups Offer Refuge to Fringe Figures

New York Times

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Sep 3, 2018

Free Speech in the Age of Algorithmic Megaphones

Wired

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Oct 12, 2018

Free Speech Is Not The Same As Free Reach

Wired

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Aug 30, 2018

Five Takeaways From New Reports on Russia’s Social Media Operations

New York Times

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Dec 17, 2018

How Bots Ruined Clicktivism

Wired

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Sep 14, 2018

How Isis and Russia Won Friends and Manufactured Crowds

Wired

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Mar 8, 2018

How Merchants Use Facebook to Flood Amazon with Fake Reviews

The Washington Post

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Apr 23, 2018

How Misinfodemics Spread Disease

The Atlantic

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Aug 30, 2018

How Russia's Online Influence Campaign Engaged With Millions For Years

TechCrunch

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Dec 17, 2018

How Russian Trolls Used Meme Warfare to Divide America

Wired

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Dec 17, 2018

In Social Media 'arms race,' Tech Giants Chase Evolving Trolls and Bots

ABC News

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Oct 25, 2018

How the Tech Giants Created What DARPA Couldn't

Wired

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May 29, 2018

New Reports Detail Expansive Russia Disinformation Scheme Targeting U.S.

NPR

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Dec 17, 2018

Russia Favored Trump, Targeted African-Americans With Election Meddling, Reports Say

NBC News

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Dec 17, 2018

Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media

New York Times

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Dec 17, 2018

Russian Trolls Came for Instagram, Too

New York Times

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Dec 18, 2018

Reports to Senate Criticize Social Media Giants For Providing Incomplete Data in Russia Probe

Vox

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Dec 17, 2018

Russian Propagandists Targeted African Americans to Influence 2016 US Election

The Guardian

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Dec 17, 2018

Russians Trolled People Who Were Worried About Russian Trolls on Social Media, Report Says

CNBC

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Dec 17, 2018

Russians Sought to Recruit 'assets' Through Social Media, Senate Told

CNN

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Dec 17, 2018

Social Media’s Forever War

New York Times

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Dec 17, 2018

Silicon Valley May Have Done 'bare minimum' to Help Russia Investigation, Senate Intel Committee Told

CNN

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Dec 17, 2018

New Report on Russian Disinformation, Prepared For The Senate, Shows The Operation’s Scale and Sweep

The Washington Post

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Dec 17, 2018

Some of the Popular Images and Themes the Russians Posted on Social Media

New York Times

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Dec 17, 2018

Support for Brett Kavanaugh Seems Especially High Among Russian Propagandists

Fact Company

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Sep 28, 2018

Takeaways From Twitter's Data Trove

Politico

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Oct 18, 2018

Russian Disinformation Teams Targeted Robert S. Mueller III, Says Report Prepared for Senate

The Washington Post

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Dec 17, 2018

The Cybersecurity 202: From Encryption to Deepfakes, Lawmakers Geek Out During Facebook and Twitter Hearing

The Washington Post

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Sep 6, 2018

The Facebook Hearings Remind Us: Information Warfare Is Here to Stay

The Guardian

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Apr 12, 2018

The Information War Is On. Are We Ready For It?

Wired

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Aug 3, 2018

Up Next: A Better Recommendation System

Wired

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Apr 11, 2018

Voter Suppression and Racial Targeting: In Facebook’s and Twitter’s Words

New York Times

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Dec 17, 2018

What We Now Know About Russian Disinformation

New York Times Opinion

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Dec 17, 2018

Why Social Media Appeals After Mass Shootings Have Done Little to Change Gun Laws

The Washington Post

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Feb 20, 2018

Yes, Russian Trolls Helped Elect Trump

New York Times Opinion

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Dec 17, 2018

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