MediaJustice and the Disinfo Defense League are kicking off their Week of Action Against Disinformation with the #DisruptDisinfo Twitter Block Party Monday October 26 at 1 PM Pacific, 4PM Eastern. It’s a great chance to learn how to respond when people share disinformation — and how to avoid sharing disinformation yourself.
Whether or not you’re on Twitter, you can follow along here.
The Disinfo Defense League is a group of non-partisan non-profits and researchers, and they’ve got a lot of other great events planned as part of the week of action. A few highlights:
- Canaries in the Coal Mine: Racialized Disinformation in the Digital Age: featureing experts from United We Dream, UltraViolet, Asian-Americans Advancing Justice and Stop Online Violence Against Women. Wednesday 10/28 at 11 p.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)
- The Democracy Dilemma: Social Media, Disinformation, and Election Integrity , with Charlton McIlwaine, Caroline Cadwalladr, Shireen Mitchell, and Jesse Littlewood. Thursday 10/29, 9:30 a.m. Pacific (12:30 p.m. Eastern)
- Healing from Disinformation, hosted by United We Dream, Thursday 10/29 4:00 p.m. Pacific (7:00 p.m. Eastern)
- A Reddit AMA, Friday 10/30, 8:00 a.m. Pacific (11:00 a.m. Eastern)
And if that’s not enough, Joan Donovan will be starting off each day of the week with a stream on Big if True at 11:00 p.m. Pacific.
If you can’t wait till next week to get started … no worries! Here’s a couple of videos to tide you over. First of all, here’s a short video by Shireen Mitchell with tips about cutting down the spread of disinformation.
And here’s Ruha Benjamin, Safiya Noble, Fadi Quaran, and Shireen discussing voter suppression with the Real Facebook Oversight Board — great background to the Canaries in the Coal Mine and Democracy Dilemma events.
Also published on Medium.