Last week Facebook announced new actions to disrupt a network of hackers targeting the Uyghur community, including individuals living in the United States, Turkey, Syria, Australia and Canada. The hackers used fake accounts, posing as activists, journalists and other sympathetic figures, to direct their targets to compromised websites.
In the UK, conspiracy theories and anti-vaccine messages are being circulated in printed leaflets, sometimes with QR codes or links to websites and Facebook groups.
The Commission consults stakeholders to prepare new EU Code of Practice on Disinformation. An update from our Advocacy Coordinator Thomas Grandjouan
In honor of International Women’s Day yesterday, we want to highlight the work of women promoting a healthier digital society and safeguarding our digital information ecosystem, and also acknowledge the rise in online violence against women and the threat of gendered disinformation.
EU DisinfoLab has chosen to focus this week’s newsletter on Italy’s disinformation landscape and measures to fight it, as the country recently marked one year since the first COVID-19 case.