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We need to know more about political ads. But can transparency be a trap?

We need to know more about political ads. But can transparency be a trap?

HOME          LATEST STORY                    March 31, 2021, 9 a.m.Social platforms know transparency matters when it comes to political advertising, but they’re also able to control the terms of that transparency.As misinformation researchers, we spend a lot of time thinking about online advertising. We dig through ad libraries, monitor platforms’ announcements, and publish investigations into how disinformation agents are bending the rules.We rely on social media platforms to give us information to do this. But the experience of working within platforms’ parameters has left us with a...

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First Draft analyzed 9,722 fact checks to tell the story of Covid-19 misinformation

First Draft analyzed 9,722 fact checks to tell the story of Covid-19 misinformation

HOME          LATEST STORY                    Oct. 1, 2020, 9:03 a.m.“There isn’t a good origin story for the virus, and so this information vacuum is allowing misinformation to circulate.”Editor’s note: Here at Nieman Lab, we’re long-time fans of the work being done at , which is working to protect communities around the world from harmful information (sign up for its ).On January 15, Philippines-based outlet Rappler a claim circulating on social media that a case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) had been reported at a mall in Mandaluyong City, outside Manila. This article would...

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