Only a few external links this week, as there feels to be a lot to dig into here, even if the articles themselves are shorter. Xiao Wu's post in particular is part of a larger paper (linked at the top of the article).
Redress/Repress: What the "War on Terror" Can Teach Us About Fighting Misinformation
Harvard Kennedy School. Alexei Abrams & Gabrielle Lim (2020)
The authors here take a materialist approach to advocate "redressing" the sociopolitical root causes of both terrorism and misinformation. They argue that people flock to conspiracy theories (a prime example of politicized misinformat...