by Michele Barbieri
Infodemic triggered by the spread of news about COVID-19 (both true and fake) has increased the focus of the regulators on disinformation and on the role of the social media. Next regulatory decisions will be important to deal with this phenomenon. Hostile actors use fake news in order to undermine western democracies and, in this pandemic, these networks can damage public health and safety.
This short note to provide you useful links about Infodemic and regulation against online disinformation in US and Europe.
- The moderator’s dilemma | The Economist;
- The business’ models difference between Twitter and Facebook | The Economist;
- Fake news fooling more conservatives than liberals | The Economist;
- Facebook and credibility test | The Wall Street Journal;
- US oligarch | Financial Times;
- Facebook, Trump and the protests | Financial Times;
- Critical issues on Facebook content policy | The New York Times;
- Opinion about the Media’s Self-Censors | The Wall Street Journal;
- About Facebook boycotters | Financial Times;
- The “BigFour” and the Congress | The New York Times;
- Reimaging Facebook | The New York Times;
- Papers from the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce: 1, 2, 3, 4.
- Joint Communication on Tackling COVID-19 disinformation | European Union;
- Scams related to COVID-19 | European Commission;
- Report of Session 2019-21 of the Committee on Democracy and Digital Technology | European Parliament;
- Special issues on Covid-19 | Italian Observatory on disinformation online – AGCOM;
- A panoramic view on COVID-19 disinformation in Europe | The COVID Infodemic Europe Project;
- How people accessed news and information about COVID-19 in the early stages of the global pandemic | Reuters Institute;
- France and censorship of Avia law | The Institut Thomas More and The New York Times;
- Foreign interference in Italy | The Jamestown Foundation;
- UK and the rapid response team | The Venture Beat;
- Fake news crackdown by UK government | BBC news.