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Disinfo Update 24/11/20

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Since the beginning of last week, a new COVID-19 conspiratorial documentary called “Hold-up” has been circulating on French-speaking social media.
Platforms’ management of mis- and disinformation was one of the major news stories of the 2020 US election cycle. But much of the work in areas like election integrity therefore lies beyond ‘platform deterministic’ logic, and will demand more than a platform by platform approach.
In the last moments before the US elections, Wikipedia, Twitter, and Instagram introduce more features to slow and preempt dis- and misinformation.
MEPs of the Special Committee on Foreign Interference quizzed Graphika’s Camille François, Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins, and more, on the state of disinformation in the EU.
The New York Post hack-and-leak story about Hunter Biden snowballed last week. This now inescapable story is at once a lesson in propaganda reporting, in the politics of content moderation, and in the velocity and chaos of the media landscape.