Meichun Lee, editor of the 2020 Virtual Edition on Digital Politics, and Jennifer Curtis, Associate Editor of PoLAR, have compiled a reading list of recent journalism and analysis on digital politics and disinformation. We will update the list during 2020. News on COVID-19 and technology is at the top.
EU warns of pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on coronavirus
Michael Peel and Sam Fleming, Financial Times, March 17, 2020
In fast-moving pandemic, sources of falsehoods spread by text, email, WhatsApp, and TikTok elude authorities
Craig Timberg, Ellen Nakashima, and Tony Romm, Washington Post, March 16, 2020
You shouldn’t have to give Google your data to access a COVID-19 test.
Mason Marks, Slate, March 17, 2020.
Protecting civil liberties during a public health crisis
Matthew Guariglia and Adam Schwartz, Electronic Frontier Foundation, March 10, 2020
How Reddit’s coronavirus community became a destination
Olivia Solon and April Glaser, NBC News, March 18, 2020
Twitter broadly bans any COVID-19 tweets that could help the virus spread
Taylor Hatmaker, Techcrunch, March 18, 2020
Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Youtube issue joint statement on misinformation
Catherine Shu and Jonathan Shieber, Techcrunch, March 16, 2020
Amazon’s warehouse workers sound alarms about coronavirus spread
Jay Greene and Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post, March 17, 2020
The billion-dollar disinformation campaign to reelect the President
McKay Coppins, The Atlantic, February 10, 2020
A lawsuit against ICE reveals the danger of government-by-algorithm
Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Washington Post, March 5, 2020
I worked on political ads at Facebook. They profit by manipulating us.
Yaël Eisenstat, Washington Post, November 4, 2019
Many Tech Experts Say Digital Disruption Will Hurt Democracy
Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center, Feb 21, 2020
Pseudo local news sites in Michigan reveal nationally expanding network
Katherina Sourine & Dominick Sokotoff, Michigan Daily, November 1, 2019
Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’
Carole Cadwalladr, Guardian, Jan 4, 2020
The Three Civil Rights–Era Leaders Who Warned of Computers and Racism
Charlton Mcilwain, Slate, Jan 30, 2020
A 2020 US election simulation just ended with 32 dead and 200 injured
Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, November 13, 2019
Inside the Internet Research Agency, a Russian “troll farm”
Adrian Chen, New York Times, June 7, 2015
She wanted a ‘freebirth’ with no doctors. Online groups convinced her it would be OK.
Brandy Zadrozny, NBC News, Feb. 21, 2020