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“French success resulted from a combination of structural factors, luck, as well as the effective anticipation and reaction of the Macron campaign staff, the government, and civil society, especially the mainstream media.”
Sometimes what you need is a good taxonomy.
Indiana University researchers “have found that steep competition for users’ limited attention means that some ideas go viral despite their low quality — even when people prefer to share high-quality content.”
Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here’s their latest roundup, including research into fake news, audience analytics, populism, VR, and fact-checking.
Other philanthropic efforts have focused on newsrooms or audiences. Hewlett is targeting the platforms.
“For a soft power approach to disinformation to work, it is critical that all stakeholders do in fact work together…If it fails, cruder responses may be the only ones left. But let’s hope not.”
Plus: The lines between “fake news” and psyops, the Russians shared real news too, and “reality apathy.”
For example: How could we increase public demand for fact-based information? Would incentives work?
“How can we have these conversations together, instead of just being in our camps throwing insults at each other that no one is doing enough?”