In many ways, the Russian and far-right disinformation campaigns are the mirror image of our movement. In response to our real movement building global unity, they launch fake movements, pushing lies and deception to divide us. As a result, they’ve seen us as a powerful opponent and constantly targeted Avaaz! This is a battle for the soul of the internet, for democracy itself, for our future. Let’s win it.
With hope and determination,
Ricken, Christoph, Nell, Mia, Alaphia, Diego, Fadi, Marie, Jenny, Meetali, Andrew, Nick, Fatima, Danny and the whole Avaaz team.
Inside the two years that shook Facebook – and the world (Wired)
Facebook Says Data on Most of Its 2 Billion Users Is Vulnerable
Germany starts enforcing hate speech law (BBC News)
How Facebook can cut down on fake news without relying on thousands of humans to decide what is true (Quartz)
Selective Exposure to Misinformation: Evidence from the consumption of fake news during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign (Princeton University, Dartmouth College, University of Exeter)