Practical Insights on Misinformation

How Generative AI Will Affect Election Misinformation in 2024

How Generative AI Will Affect Election Misinformation in 2024

Published on: Apr 18 2024 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on How Generative AI Will Affect Election Misinformation in 2024
Generative AI models like DALL-E and ChatGPT showcase the creativity and utility of AI. Yet these tools – which can generate realistic image, audio and video...
7 GSMA Recommendations to Reduce Misinformation, Disinformation, and Hate Speech

7 GSMA Recommendations to Reduce Misinformation, Disinformation, and Hate Speech

Published on: May 31 2023 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 7 GSMA Recommendations to Reduce Misinformation, Disinformation, and Hate Speech
A 2022 report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) shows that although misinformation, disinformation and hate speech (MDH) is not a new phenomenon,...
Is China Exporting Digital Authoritarianism to Developing Countries?

Is China Exporting Digital Authoritarianism to Developing Countries?

Published on: May 17 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Is China Exporting Digital Authoritarianism to Developing Countries?
China has been engaged in digital initiatives such as telecommunications projects in the low- and middle-income countries of the global South since at least the...
Negative Externalities of Digital Platforms Should Be Taxed

Negative Externalities of Digital Platforms Should Be Taxed

Published on: Apr 06 2023 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Talk to any peacebuilder trying to disseminate an alternative, complex narrative about a conflict, and they’ll tell you a version of the same thing: the odds...
Twitter is Now a Double-Edged Sword for the Global South

Twitter is Now a Double-Edged Sword for the Global South

Published on: Jan 04 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Twitter is Now a Double-Edged Sword for the Global South
When billionaire businessman Elon Musk took over Twitter, many speculated that Twitter may not survive the layoffs and abrupt philosophical shift. The conversation...
Apply Now: $1 Million for Social Media Misinformation Research

Apply Now: $1 Million for Social Media Misinformation Research

Published on: Nov 07 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $1 Million for Social Media Misinformation Research
Social media technologies aim to let people express themselves freely, fairly, and safely around the world. However, it also facilitates data-driven rumors, conspiracy...
A Call to Technologists on Technology and (Dis)Empowerment

A Call to Technologists on Technology and (Dis)Empowerment

Published on: Nov 03 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Several fascinating Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) innovations have emerged over the years and ICTworks has regularly profiled...
Apply Now: $10,000 African Democracy Research Seed Funding

Apply Now: $10,000 African Democracy Research Seed Funding

Published on: Sep 26 2022 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Detailed evidence on disinformation techniques and actionable insights on misinformation networks is scarce in African countries. This hampers traditional civil...
How to Address Disinformation in Eastern and Central Europe

How to Address Disinformation in Eastern and Central Europe

Published on: Sep 08 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Address Disinformation in Eastern and Central Europe
 The Russian invasion and war in Ukraine has accelerated already existing propaganda and disinformation campaigns throughout Eastern and Central Europe. Together...
Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Published on: Aug 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users
Our work – “It Matches My Worldview”: Examining Perceptions and Attitudes Around Fake Videos – qualitatively examines how diverse social...