Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust
The Fondation Descartes' experts select and comment on key publications on disinformation, trust in the media and the Foundation's other research topics. This data base is available online to members of the Foundation and in the Foundation's documentation centre.
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heir analysis indicates that 87% of news links shared on the social network Parler came from sources that frequently publish false information.

According to this GLOBSEC report, which covers the results of opinion polls from nine countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, more than one-third of respondents believe in conspiracy theories related to COVID-19. These results also indicate that the trust of these populations in their respective public authorities is a central factor in their acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine.

NewsGuard demonstrates that advertising revenues stemming from major companies funded the online disinformation campaigns that led to the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

This blogpost of the EU DisinfoLab explores the shortcomings of content moderation on Twitter and YouTube.

NewsGuard has published a report that provides a list of the 10 sources of disinformation and the 10 reliable sources of information that generated the most engagement on social networks in France in 2020.

The Belgian NGO DisinfoLab investigated the suspicious methods used by an Indian network in order to influence European decision-makers.

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