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The Global Disinformation Order: 2019 Global inventory of organised social media manipulation

By Computational Propaganda Research Project Over the past three years, we have monitored the global organization of social media manipulation by governments and political parties. Our 2019 report analyses the trends of computational propaganda and the evolving tools, capacities, strategies, and resources. 1. Evidence of organized social media manipulation campaigns which have taken place in 70 countries, up from 48 countries in 2018 and 28 countries in 2017. In each

India’s elections are right around the corner — and the fake news problem is not going away

By GV South Asia With general elections drawing near and digital disinformation running rampant across multiple online platforms in the country, India’s democracy may soon reach an inflection point. In 2018, mob lynchings triggered by disinformation spread on WhatsApp claimed more than 30 lives. In the early months of 2019, falsified statistics from the India-Pakistan conflict spread on multiple platforms, leading to mass attacks on Kashmiri students across the country. In a highly-publicized effort to counter these

Countering misinformation (fake news) in India: solutions and strategies

By Tejeswi Pratima Dodda, Rakesh Dubbudu, for Factly Media & Research Download the full report here. Executive Summary As India braces for the upcoming General Election in 2019, recent election experiences from countries like Brazil and United States have highlighted new challenges in information ow, access to data and the critical nature of misinformation in the context of technology and human behaviour. This is a relatively new and evolving subject with

Fake: Five Indian Airplanes Falsely Reported Missing in Ukraine

Russian mass media falsely report that five Indian airplanes have gone missing during an upgrade in Ukraine. The airplanes, An-32s, were to be upgraded by the Ukrainian state-owned Antonov plant under a 2009 service contract. The news was posted on the sites of Zvezda TV, RIA Novosti, Vesti, and others. It was also re-posted by some Ukrainian Internet mass media. The news about five missing Indian airplanes first appeared on

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