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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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Also by DisinfoLab, this study analyzes the articles published by Russian government media outlets RT and Sputnik regarding Covid-19 vaccination currently circulating in francophone spaces on Twitter.

This study by DisinfoLab examines the effectiveness of moderation efforts implemented by the social network Facebook in February 2021, in an attempt to eliminate false information circulating on their platform […]

The online journal RESET provides free access to a series of articles discussing disinformation.

This study analyzes disinformation related to climate science and renewable energy spread on Facebook during the first 60 days of President Biden’s term in office in the United States.

This study examines all of the news stories related to Covid-19 that have been verified by the International Fact-Checking Network in 2020 in India.

This study shows that automated text-generating models have achieved such levels of sophistication and precision that they could be used to fuel disinformation campaigns.

This report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) analyzes the way in which Instagram’s new algorithm (put in place in August 2020) recommends misinformation to users via its “Explore” and “Suggested Posts” features.

This report, commissioned by the European Parliament, provides a summary of the legislation in place at the European level to regulate digital platforms. The report recommends, among other things, that current legislations give more authority to national institutions so as to facilitate regulatory procedures.

This report by the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) examines how the events of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 were prepared for and enabled by the misinformation circulating on social networks during this period.

Within the scope of a joint project by the DFRLab and the Associated Press, this report examines the way in which four countries – China, the United States, Russia, and Iran – mutually accused one another of causing the Covid-19 pandemic.

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