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1. The challenge of media manipulation and disinformation (RNZ, 16 June)
#HateSpeech takes many forms. In its disinformation campaign, the Kremlin has utilized homophobic narratives, denigrating LGBTQI+ individuals and further inflamed division and conflict. Stand with us against all forms of hate speech. #NoToHate https://t.co/gzn7veaTTt— EUvsDisinfo (@EUvsDisinfo) June 18, 2023
Like any tool, the internet can be used for good or bad.— UNESCO 🏛️ #Education #Sciences #Culture 🇺🇳 (@UNESCO) June 19, 2023
It's brought us closer together, revolutionized industries & democratized information.
But it's also amplified disinformation & hate.
📲 Learn more and say #NoToHate speech: https://t.co/rufEZYnjdJ pic.twitter.com/5cmKNNea9L
#HateSpeech and gendered disinformation is not only a threat to #GenderEquality, but also to freedom of expression and diversity in public debates and democracy.— UNESCO 🏛️ #Education #Sciences #Culture 🇺🇳 (@UNESCO) June 19, 2023
It is about time to make this STOP!https://t.co/ML817RksmA pic.twitter.com/IDkVygpg7d
1. Platforms & Technology
LISTEN: A Conversation with Meredith Whittaker, President of Signal (Tech Policy Press, 18 June)
- Victims speak out over ‘tsunami’ of fraud on Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp (Guardian, 16 June)
- Microsoft confirms that the recent outages of its Outlook, OneDrive, and SharePoint online services were caused by DDoS attacks carried out by a pro-Kremlin group named Anonymous Sudan (Microsoft, 16 June)
- Spotify does nothing as Joe Rogan peddles vaccine misinformation (Verge, 18 June)
- Humans Aren’t Mentally Ready for an AI-Saturated ‘Post-Truth World’ (Wired, 18 June)
- Meta’s Twitter rival: what we know about the rumoured platform (Stuff, 17 June)
- Meta rolls back measures to tackle COVID misinformation (Reuters, 16 June)
- TikTok allowed millions of people to see Canadian ‘helicopter’ wildfire conspiracies before taking down videos (Independent, 19 June)
- Twitter has suspended the accounts of a prominent Tesla and Elon Musk critic, PlainSite founder Aaron Greenspan (CNBC, 15 June)
- Twitter restricted Democrat’s abortion-rights ad—but platform may backpedal (ArsTechnica, 16 June)