In 2020, misinformation continues to spread unchecked. Microtargeting of political ads threatens our ability to have genuine conversations online, and contributes to ever polarized political beliefs. But it's not all doom and gloom. Here are some things you should know, and things you can do ahead of the 2020 election.
In the context of the elections, disinformation is spreading in Facebook Groups. What's worse, Facebook actively recommends new groups to users, unwittingly growing networks and audiences for this disinformation. Join us in calling on Facebook to stop Group recommendations.
Sadly, we know far too little about how misinformation spreads, including false and misleading election information. We know that some of it is disseminated through YouTube's algorithmic tools, but we don't know how. Help us learn more. While it won't help us curb misinformation before the 2020 election, your data donation can help us understand and prevent it in the future.