Ratcheting up a red line: How China is being used in the Australian election campaign
As Australians prepare to head to the polls, political parties and politicians of all stripes have stoked fear-fuelled narratives about China in a bid to secure votes.
Australian election misinformation playbook
Ahead of Australia's 2022 poll, this 'election playbook' explores disinformation tactics, vulnerabilities, and how perceptions of misinformation can blur with political bias.
AI won’t solve the problem of moderating audiovisual media
Platforms are hoping automated tools will help moderate social media content at scale, but massive challenges remain — especially for audiovisual misinformation.
Failure to understand Black and Latinx communities will result in a critical misunderstanding of the impact of disinformation
Reporting on the election showed the need for partnerships with community organizations and researchers
The return to old-school methods to sow chaos
Leaflets, billboards, emails, SMS and robocalls spread false information about Covid-19 and the US election
PAI and First Draft launch Research Fellowship on media manipulation
The Partnership on AI (PAI) and First Draft are launching a Research Fellowship to investigate tactics for communicating video manipulations to the public.
How a fake Brexit Party account fooled hundreds of Twitter users – and some journalists
A prospective parliamentary candidate found himself at the centre of a frenzy caused by a fake —but strikingly similar — account on Monday as the UK election heats up.
Understanding and Addressing the Disinformation Ecosystem
A collection on short papers prepared as part of a workshop bringing together academics, journalists, fact-checkers, technologists and funders to better understand the challenges produced by the current disinformation ecosystem
Seven studies about mis- and disinformation from 2017
Research that advanced our understanding of information disorder this year