28 November 2021, William Bird, Daily Maverick
Week 40: Acting on disinformation peddlers
Disinformation spreads incredibly fast, and much faster than truth. It destroys democracy and causes public harm – and does so super speedily and efficiently. There are a number of evolving strategies, many of which we have written about previously, to help combat disinformation. These range from counter narratives and disseminating quality, accurate content to shutting down services, removing accounts and downgrading posts so fewer people see them.