Academic sources

Last update on 17/06/2019

Theoritical framework of disinformation

AI and disinformation

Tech economy

  • Roger McNamee, ‘Zucked – Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe‘ : The New York Times bestseller about a noted tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and Facebook investor, who wakes up to the serious damage Facebook is doing to our society – and sets out to try to stop it.

Other topics

  • Alina Polyakova and Daniel Fried from the Atlantic Council ‘Democratic Defence Against Disinformation’: research paper analysing the rapid development of policy responses of governments and social media companies to the challenge of disinformation.
  • Prof. Martin Innes ‘Scale of Russian Interference in European Democracy Revealed‘: Evidence of the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency’s long-term interest in European politics and elections has been revealed in two new studies from Cardiff University’s Crime and Security Research Institute.
  • Prof. Divina Frau-Meigs, Societal costs of fake news in the digital single market, PE, 626.087- study requested by the IMCO Committee, European Parliament, December 2018: This study explores the mechanisms of “fake news” and their societal costs in the Digital Single Market. It describes the risks to the integrity of information and to the integrity of elections. It highlights the roles of the various actors involved in the production and amplification of such information disorders. Finally, it outlines responses that are being tested in different parts of Europe to deal with the issue.
  • European Parliamentary Research Service (co-written by EU DisinfoLab) “Automated tackling of disinformation” : This study maps and analyses current and future threats from online misinformation, alongside currently adopted socio-technical and legal approaches. The challenges of evaluating their effectiveness and practical adoption are also discussed. Drawing on and complementing existing literature, the study summarises and analyses the findings of relevant journalistic and scientific studies and policy reports in relation to detecting, containing and countering online disinformation and propaganda campaigns. It traces recent developments and trends and identifies significant new or emerging challenges. It also addresses potential policy implications for the EU of current socio-technical solutions.
  • S.Valenzuela ‘The Paradox of Participation Versus Misinformation: Social Media, Political Engagement, and the Spread of Misinformation’‘ In this study, authors argue that the effects of informational uses of social media on political participation are inextricable from its effects on misinformation sharing.

Researches on EU Elections