February 22, 2020

NY Times Publishes Review of Election-Related Digital Misinformation Posted Online

From The NY Times:

Two months ago, The New York Times asked readers to send in examples of election-related misinformation they saw online.

Readers responded. In all, more than 4,000 examples of misinformation were submitted to The Times from social media feeds, text-messaging apps and email accounts.

Each legitimate submission was vetted by reporters and editors at The Times, and many have influenced our journalism in the lead-up to the midterm elections. We are grateful for readers’ submissions, and dedicated to continuing the work of fighting digital misinformation.

Examples are Organized Into These Categories:

  • ‘Hoax Floods’ After Major News Events
  • Poorly Labeled Campaign Ads
  • Russian Reddit Manipulation
  • Voter Suppression Attempts
  • Deceptive Claims About Candidates
  • Sketchy Text Messages
  • Committee-Sponsored ‘Attack Pages’

Read the Complete Article, View Examples

See Also: If You See Disinformation Ahead of the Midterms, We Want to Hear From You (September 17, 2018)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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