Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust
Fact checkers, web extensions, journalistic standards... The Fondation Descartes offers you a map of initiatives in France and around the world involved in asserting the quality of information or in fighting against disinformation.
Initiative Category
Country

INITIATIVES

University
United Kingdom

This multidisciplinary project, led by the University of Oxford, aims to promote research on the relationship between politics, automation and algorithms. Research into the algorithms present on social networks that are disrupting the functioning of democracy is one of their main areas of interest.

Initiative gouvernementale
Union européenne

The European Parliament recognizes the threats posed by Russian propaganda and foreign electoral interference via disinformation within the European Union. The Parliament calls for a strengthening of the East StratCom Task Force, which is the principal European body in the fight against disinformation.

University
Austria, Hungary

The CMDS is leading a large-scale study on the production of misinformation in Central Europe in order to evaluate its impact.

Media literacy website
United Kingdom

The BBC has published a guide on how to help stop the spread of online disinformation surrounding COVID-19.

Information website
International

On May 21, 2020, the United Nations launched a new initiative aiming to push back against the wave of lies and hate that has risen alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, by giving people all over the world the ability to share accurate information to help save lives and promote international solidarity.

Government initiative
European Union

Platform developed by the European Union to fight against disinformation about COVID-19.

Resources
International

UNESCO has partnered with members of the UNESCO-led Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) to launch the MIL Alliance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This response includes a series of webinars and a set of educational resources.

Resources

This digital library provides free access to resources specifically related to disinformation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Resources
International

This project aims to counter the spread of disinformation by promoting media and information literacy (MIL) and by exploring artificial intelligence (AI) tools to improve the processes by which information is verified.

Resources
United Kingdom

This report discusses two important elements in the fight against disinformation: (1) the technological capabilities needed to conduct useful research on the dangers of online information manipulation; and (2) the human capabilities and funding needed to carry out this research in a meaningful way.

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