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

This short study by First Draft examines the mechanisms by which the conspiracy theory of the “Great Reset” was disseminated.

This report from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue analyzes 29 Facebook groups and pages that have exhibited suspicious, potentially coordinated and inauthentic activity since June 2020.

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.

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