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Why Transparency Won’t Save Us

In a society beset with black-boxed algorithms and vast surveillance systems, transparency is often hailed as liberal democracy’s superhero. It’s a familiar story: inject the public with information to digest, then await their rational deliberation and improved decision making. Whether…

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New Landmark Study on Online Gendered Abuse and Disinformation

Online gendered and sexualized abuse and disinformation against women in public life is widespread, and social media platforms are doing too little to stop it, finds a landmark study by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Moonshot CVE, with support from the Oxford…

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A growing number of governments are spreading disinformation online

In the run-up to Uganda's general election on January 14th, social-media platforms are struggling to combat propaganda and fake news. This week Facebook announced that it had taken down a network of government-linked accounts that it alleges engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” aimed at boosting support for Yoweri Museveni, the country’s president, at the expense of his opponents.
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Facts won’t fix this: experts on how to fight America’s disinformation crisis

Experts / Disinformation Trump’s false claims about the election and coronavirus are taking a dangerous toll. Can the divide be healed? Fonte: The Guardian Leia todo o texto Link: Leia outros textos aqui

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