Selected Washington Post Articles – Week Ending June 5th 2019

US yanks funds for anti-Iran Twitter feed after complaints
Associated Press in the Washington Post, June 1st 2019
The State Department has suspended funding for an online project aimed at fighting Iranian disinformation after it tweeted harsh criticism of individual human rights workers, academics and journalists, some of whom are U.S. citizens.

Facebook and Twitter disable new disinformation campaign with ties to Iran
Tony Romm, May 29th 2019, Washington Post
Facebook and Twitter each said on Tuesday they had disabled a sprawling disinformation campaign that appeared to originate in Iran, including two accounts on Twitter that mimicked Republican congressional candidates and may have sought to push pro-Iranian political messages.

Facebook Isn’t Deleting the Fake Pelosi Video. Should it?
The Associated Press in the Washington Post, May 30 2019
When a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — one altered to show the Democratic leader slurring her words — began making the rounds on Facebook last week, the social network didn’t take it down. Instead, it “downranked” the video, a behind-the-scenes move intended to limit its spread.