Disinformation

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NY Times reporter Davey Alba on covering COVID-19 conspiracy theories, facing online harassment

May 21, 2020 12:42 PM ET

Over the course of Davey Alba’s career as a tech reporter, her beat has transformed from covering the latest gadgets and phones to investigating the creeping influence and massive power wielded by tech companies over peoples’ everyday lives. As...

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Bolivian decree broadens criminal sanctions for disinformation on COVID-19

May 14, 2020 4:40 PM ET

Editors' Note: On May 14, after CPJ published this article, the Bolivian representative to the Organization of American States announced that the government had issued a new decree eliminating the language that CPJ objected to in Decree 4231, and...

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First Draft’s Aimee Rinehart on fact-checking coronavirus misinformation

May 12, 2020 9:15 AM ET

While digital communication enables the public to receive critical information about the COVID-19 pandemic in real time, the same tools are enabling an “infodemic” of misinformation that “can hamper an effective public health response and create confusion and distrust,”...

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Reporter Brian Hioe on dealing with misinformation in Taiwan amid pandemic

April 14, 2020 9:20 AM ET

Brian Hioe is an editor for the New Bloom Magazine, a news website that covers social issues, politics, and culture in the Asia Pacific region. He also works as a freelance journalist in Taiwan, where the government has been...

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Q&A: Taiwan's digital minister on combatting disinformation without censorship

May 23, 2019 11:33 AM ET

Audrey Tang prefers precise language. During an interview, Taiwan's minister without portfolio - Tang's name card simply says "digital minister" - makes a swift correction when we mention the term "fake news." The preferred term is "disinformation" because, Tang...

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