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What you need to read today: Influencing anti-vax conspiracies, social media advice for Ukrainian users, and more

New Digital Age highlights some of the best stories you should read across the media, marketing, and advertising press.



WTF is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO)

As Web3 and the blockchain bleed more and more into the mainstream, new acronyms get thrown around regularly with little explanation as to what they mean, including this one: DAO



Influencers played outsized role in pushing anti-vax conspiracies

A new report from a broad range of disinformation experts finds influencers across many topics — wellness, politics and religion — were largely responsible for spreading viral anti-vaccination content in the U.S. over the past two years.


Business Insider

Facebook and Twitter suggest users in Ukraine close or lock their accounts to protect them from hackers and manipulation amid Russian invasion

In the hours after Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, social media platforms alluded to users in the country being at increased risk of their accounts being manipulated.


Wall Street Journal

Publishers Move to Abandon Google-Supported Mobile Web Initiative

Several large online publishers are taking steps to abandon a program from Alphabet Inc.’s Google that was billed as a way to optimize readers’ mobile-browsing experience.



Clear Channel and OmniGov defend Campaign Media Awards crowns as shortlist revealed

MediaCom and Starcom lead field on individual nominations.



DVLA goes up a gear in campaign to disrupt vehicle tax evasion

‘Hard to hide, easy to tax’ by VMLY&R will run across out of home and print.


The Media Leader

VCCP Group launches global gaming proposition VCCP+

VCCP Group has launched a global gaming proposition to “unlock the single largest unmet audience opportunity in modern marketing”.