Articles about the effectiveness of donor and foundation-supported media development and journalism support programmes that address disinformation & information disorder.

Politico- MARK SCOTT

The problem at the heart of Brussels’ disinformation playbook
"The European Union's revamped strategy for tackling disinformation has a flaw: It relies on social media giants checking their own homework.
In a voluntary rulebook announced Thursday, Brussels unveiled its long-awaited (and overdue) code of practice on disinformation, or a set of dos and don'ts when it comes to the likes of Facebook, TikTok and YouTube combating online falsehoods that can quickly spread to the wider world."


The EU Just Stepped Up Its Fight Against Disinformation—Here's What That Means
"Google and Meta were among a number of tech giants that have signed the European Commission's updated and stronger guidelines on disinformation, the latest in a string of measures the EU has taken to fight disinformation during the pandemic and amid the war in Ukraine."


“Like a slow-motion coup”: Brazil is on the brink of a disinformation disaster
Nieman Lab
"Disinformation was a key strategy in Bolsonaro’s 2018 presidential win. At that time, voters were barraged with fake information through WhatsApp groups. One analysis found that 56 percent of the most-shared political images on WhatsApp during the election period were misleading. A post-election analysis found that the vast majority of inaccurate information circulating on WhatsApp in the 2018 elections favored Bolsonaro."


The Triumph of Marcos Dynasty Disinformation Is a Warning to the U.S.
The New Yorker
"The day after the election, editors acknowledged that they now faced a President-elect who distrusted journalists and preferred to speak through platforms courlntrolled by his allies—vloggers, online influencers, and a new TV network that was the Filipino version of Fox News. Chay Hofileña, a senior editor, vowed to continue fighting disinformation."


Why researchers want broader access to social media data
Nieman Lab
"Disinformation campaigns have become pervasive in the vast realm of social media. Will technology companies’ recent efforts to combat propaganda be effective? Because outsiders are not privy tlo most of the inner workings of the handful of companies that run the digital world — the details of where information originates, how it spreads, and how it affects the real world — it’s hard to know."

Berkman Klein Center - The Breakdown

The Breakdown: Claire Wardle on disinformation and today’s journalistic conventions
In this episode of The Breakdown, Oumou Ly, staff fellow for Berkman Klein’s Assembly: Disinformation program, is joined by Claire Wardle, co-founder and director of First Draft, and a member of the Assembly Forum. Wardle shares insight into how disinformation and conspiracy theories move from online spheres to gain coverage in mainstream media, advice for journalists on engaging in debunking and fact-checking work, and the challenge of reporting on disinformation.