SOURCE: The Bulwark
With the New Twitter, the Right Wing Disinfo is Coming from the Top
by Donald Moynihan
"Musk often refers to himself as moderate or independent, but he routinely treats far-right fringe figures as people worth taking seriously—and, more troublingly, as reliable sources of information."
SOURCE: Stanford Daily
Free Speech Can't Trump a University's Obligation to Truth and Facts
by David Palumbo-Liu
A Stanford historian says that his own university's acceptance of Rupert Murdoch on the board of directors of the Hoover Institution is a rejection of the university's obligation to promote understanding over obscurantism.
Who and What to Believe about Ukraine?
by Walter G. Moss
Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war test our ability as citizens to be aware of our biases in search of information and understanding.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Confident that Ukraine is Winning the Info War? Think Again
by Carl Miller
Westerners are likely to shun Russian propaganda and mock its falsehoods; social media network research suggests that Russia isn't interested in convincing Westerners, and it may be reaching its intended audience quite effectively.
SOURCE: Declassified UK
Did British Intelligence Try to Undermine Castro's Cuba with Homophobia?
Declassified documents show that one unknown facet of the British effort to undermine communist Cuba was to encourage the spread of homophobic rumors about Raúl Castro.
SOURCE: Now & Then (Vox Media)
Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman on the Corrosive Effects of Disinformation (Podcast)
The early American press, the telegraph, and broadcast media have all been vectors of the kind of political disinformation we are plagued by today.
SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times
Fear and Misinformation Plagued the Polio Vaccination Campaign, Too
Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Neil Steinberg offers some cold comfort: media voices spreading misinformation about COVID vaccinations have clear forebears in the press.
Selling the Story of Disinformation
Today's concern with "disinformation" has roots in the postwar advertising industry, but do programs to fight it repeat faulty ideas about information and persuasion that admen created to persuade companies their ads would work?
SOURCE: The MIT Press Reader
Lessons From Operation 'Denver,' the KGB’s Massive AIDS Disinformation Campaign
Historian Douglas Selvage sheds light on a conspiracy theory that reverberates to this day.
SOURCE: Tom Dispatch
Learning the Power of Lies
by Arnold R. Isaacs
Facts vs. Falsehoods in the Age of Trump
SOURCE: The Conversation
Lessons from White House disinformation a century ago: ‘It’s dangerous to believe your own propaganda’
by John Maxwell Hamilton andMeghan Menard McCune
One hundred years ago, the U.S. government published documents that fueled the mounting Red Scare, helped justify the American military invasion of Russia and poisoned American-Russian relations for years to come.
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