Praxis Course Readings

Disinformation Campaigns

Dr. Shannon McGregor

  1. Operation Infektion: Russian Disinformation from Cold War to Kanye

  2. How AI Could Change Catfishing

  3. How Fireye Helped Facebook Spot a Disinformation Campaign

  4. Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics

  5. Six Types of Misinformation to Beware of on Election Day

  6. How Barr and Trump Use a Russian Disinformation Tactic

  7. Rosanna E. Guadagno and Karen Guttieri, Fake News and Information Warfare


Disinformation Solutions

The Trusting News Project

  1. The Report of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, on The Investigation Into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

  2. FirstDraft Resources


Social Media

  1. Americans’ complicated feelings about social media in an era of privacy concerns

  2. A Reckoning for Social Media

  3. The Follower Factory 

  4. Towards Detecting Compromised Accounts on Social Networks

  5. Plans to Make Social Media Website Operators Identify ‘Bot’ Accounts

  6. NY & Fla. AG's Find Fake Social Media Engagement Illegal 

  7. What Is Gamergate?


Deep Fakes

  1. The Obama Deep Fake

  2. Deep Fakes Are Where the Truth Goes to Die

  3. Artificial Intelligence poses a threat to truth via deep fakes

  4. How Deep Fakes Work and How to Detect Them 

  5. The Military and Deep Fakes

  6. Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security

  7. Testimony of Danielle Citron before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, June 13, 2019.

Virtual Beings

  1. Max Hedroom 101

  2. These Influencers Aren’t Flesh and Blood, Yet Millions Follow Them

  3. The Rise of Psuedo-AI

  4. The Grover AI and Deep Bot Fakes

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

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