Disinformation in Democracies: Strengthening Digital Resilience in Latin America

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Website/link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-research-reports/report/disinformation-democracies-strengthening-digital-resilience-latin-america/

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Published date: March 28, 2019

Author: Luiza Bandeira, Donara Barojan, Roberta Braga, Jose Luis Penarredonda, Maria Arguello

Subject tag: Algorithmic systems | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation

Barriers to entry exist on encrypted messaging platforms for journalists and researchers who wish to more effectively study and understand disinformation and how such platforms can serve as vectors for its spread during election cycles. Technology and social media companies can share more information about pages and accounts that are taken down with the public to increase understanding of what constitutes inauthentic behavior. The amount of information to be shared can be weighed to account for potential security risks and risks to privacy.
[This entry was sourced with minor edits from the Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations and its baseline datasets initiative. You can find more information here: https://ceip.knack.com/pcio-baseline-datasets]