So, we’re getting ready for our #NAMAfakenews discussion on Wednesday, the 21st of February, at “The Theatre” at the India Habitat Centre. Registrations begin at 3pm. We’ve got about 105 people confirmed, but in case you’d still like to attend, please apply here. We’ll confirm by tomorrow afternoon.
We’ll also announce panels tomorrow morning. This discussion is supported by Facebook.
A long reading list
Here’s a long reading list, largely with current events, related to Fake News, so you’re up to speed on the issues. In case you’d like to recommend links for this list, please feel free to email me links at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Social Media and democracy
- The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade by Lee Rainie, Pew Internet
- The Market vs. Democracy
- 1 big thing: Flummoxed Facebook helped Mueller
- Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World
- Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy? Read: 1, 2, 3
- Chief disinformation architects in the Philippines: Not exactly who you think
- Hard Questions: What Effect Does Social Media Have on Democracy?
- Inside Facebook’s thinking on the Russia fallout
- Brazil seeks to fight fake news ahead of divisive election
- ‘Fiction is outperforming reality’: how YouTube’s algorithm distorts truth
- Facebook Only Cares About Facebook
- The Automatic Weapons of Social Media
- Facebook’s Fake Account Problem Is Getting Bigger
- Should we consider fake news another form of (not particularly effective) political persuasion — or something more dangerous?
- YouTube: we’ve found no evidence of Russian interference in Brexit vote
- How one former Facebook executive thinks the company should fix itself
On Fake News, growth and monetization
- He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
- The Real History of Fake News by David Uberti
- The True History of Fake News by Robert Darnton
- From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece by Scott Shane
- This Analysis Shows How Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook
- We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here’s What We Learned
- Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, but Their Political Power Is Overblown
- Overseas Fake News Publishers Use Facebook’s Instant Articles To Bring In More Cash
- How I Cracked Facebook’s New Algorithm And Tortured My Friends
- Fake news has limited reach—but high engagement—in France and Italy
On Fixes and regulatory responses
- Rebalancing Regulation of Speech: Hyper-Local Content on Global Web-Based Platforms
- Facebook to test new ad transparency features in Canada / Facebook’s ad transparency experiment can still mislead users on advertiser’s identity, review finds
- Inside Facebook’s Fast-Growing Content-Moderation Effort
- Facebook and Google will not save us from fake news. We must save ourselves.
- Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts
- Social Media accountability: Lessons from Germany
- How to Tell Truth from fiction in the age of fake news Chicago Tribune Editorial Board
- Fake News Sniffing Plugins for Google Chrome.
On the News and the Internet
- ‘Raining clicks’: why we need better thinking on technology, data and journalism
- When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism
- How much news makes it into people’s Facebook feeds? Our experiment suggests not much
- Hacking the Attention Economy
Do check, from last years event: Videos/Coverage. We’ve also looked into how the spread of rumours leads to Internet Shutdowns, and the need for counter-speech from administration.