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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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This report analyzes Facebook content related to QAnon, a pro-Trump conspiracy theory and movement originating in the United States.

This report by the Stanford Internet Observatory concerns an astroturfing operation orchestrated by the social media consulting firm Rally Forge.

The NGO AVAAZ has published a report that criticizes Facebook’s management of its platform during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The European Union has published a report regarding the efforts made by major digital platforms to limit online disinformation related to the COVID-19 crisis.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), a public institution that reports directly to the Parliament of the United Kingdom, has published its final report on the investigation concerning Cambridge Analytica.

The results of this analysis show that engagement with disinformation sources is greater today that it was during the run-up to the 2016 U.S. elections.

The Reuters Institute and the University of Oxford have published a survey of public opinion regarding media coverage of politics.

On August 31, 2020, Facebook removed a network of Facebook and Instagram pages and accounts linked to the American strategic communications firm CLS Strategies for having engaged in coordinated “inauthentic” behavior.

Although this Code has been, according to the report, a “valuable instrument” in the fight against disinformation, the document mostly highlights its limitations and shortcomings, “mainly due to the Code’s self-regulatory nature.”

Facebook has published its annual “transparency” report. The first chapter is dedicated to the platform’s community guidelines,

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