New challenges to state power over ‘mass’ media: Fake news, social media, censorship and governmental control.
If you are intending to submit SP4 (on social media and politics), the deadline is the last day of the semester. Details here.
Allcott, H. and Gentzkow, M. (2017) Social media and fake news in the 2016 election. Journal of economic perspectives, 31(2):211–36
NB - This reading is from an economics journal, there are bits of maths scattered throughout it, ignore them unless it interests you! Take notice of the definitions, the general methods and the results.
“Tech firms know more about us than any spy agency — ex-GCHQ chief”
9th Oct 2019 - The Guardian
Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
2018 follow-up investigation into Macedonian ‘news’ sites - weirder than ever…
OCCRP Investigation Report ↗️
Factbase Trump related material ↗️