State Department Report Profiles Global State of Disinformation- Google Releases a Strategy for Tackling it on their Sites

A new report by Park Associates conducted for the State Department has identified the history and current situation of misinformation in the world, as well as profiling five main state actors and their role in its spread. The report shows the danger these states pose on internet platforms like Facebook and Google and how those companies might mitigate those challenges. For its part meanwhile, Google released a lengthy strategy that details how the company plans to counter disinformation on their websites, such as retooling its video recommendation algorithm on Youtube, so that the site no longer steers viewers towards videos with false-content.