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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This report by Graphika investigates Facebook’s dismantling of a network of Facebook and Instagram accounts from Egypt.

This study examines the media manipulation campaigns undertaken to weaken or discredit official medical recommendations and guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This study documents the dynamics of climate change denialism on the forums 4chan and 8kun.

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.

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