Social media, smartphone and Internet usage is rising in ‘developing countries’ while developed countries’ usage plateaus according to the latest report from the Pew research group. It records that from 2013-2017 usage and access has been increasing more rapidly in developing nations than elsewhere. However its survey also shows considerable digital divides between areas of […]
The Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) has relaunched World Intermediary Liability Map. This free online resource helps students track changing laws affecting online speech and platform responsibility around the world. Intermediary liability laws provide internet companies like Facebook, Google, CloudFlare, or your local ISP, with information on the legal responsibility they may have for […]
A new report from the Simon Wiesenthal center finds the rise of alt-tech far-right digital websites and platforms. The report also has an accompanying Digital Terrorism and Hate ‘Report Card’ which evaluates the efforts of powerful online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in removing extremist content.
A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) cross-checked the spread of 126,000 stories on Twitter against a database of stories fact-checked by six independent organisations, including Snopes, Politifact and Factcheck. They discovered that untruths were 6 times more likely to spread faster: view the findings in Science magazine . Other new resources concerning about fake news include […]
According to the latest annual report from the Duke Reporters Lab. They found that in 2018 the number has increased by 31 percent. They also commented on the stability location and performance of the websites.
Free access to this special issue from GISWatch. It focuses on conditions in six Asian states: Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Thailand.
A recent Pew report on the American population has also found that the genders and different sectors of the population have different conceptions of what constitutes online harassment.
The latest report from the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford, focuses on the readers perspective on fake news. It is based on the analysis of free-text comments about trust and the media taken from the 2017 digital news report. This covers a number of nations. Recommendations are made on news checking and the media. Tracking […]
Freedom on the Net report The latest annual ranking from Freedom House has just been released. It has a special chapter on efforts by nations to manipulate social media which is particularly topical form those focussing on fake news. Also recently released the Trust Project guidelines a series of transparency standards to help readers identify trustworthy […]
View the recordings from Senate committee hearings into Russian interference in the 2016 elections via C-Span video library.