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Information Warfare and Wikipedia

In this report, ISD and CASM Technology set out to examine the ways in which Wikipedia may be vulnerable to the forms of systematic manipulation that have been exposed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and a number of other information spaces.

La France divisée par la pandémie : panorama de la désinformation en amont des élections de 2022

Ce rapport présente les conclusions d’un travail de recherche concernant la diffusion de désinformation et de mésinformation en amont des élections présidentielles françaises de 2022. Il offre, à travers une analyse qualitative et une cartographie de communautés sur les réseaux sociaux, un état des lieux des acteurs propageant de la désinformation et des discours polarisants avant le scrutin présidentiel en avril 2022.

A France Divided by the Pandemic: The Disinformation Ecosystem Leading up to the 2022 Elections

This report presents the findings of a project investigating disinformation and misinformation ahead of the French 2022 presidential elections. Leveraging a combination of social media analysis, network mapping and qualitative analysis, this study provides an overview of the key communities which were actively spreading disinformation and misinformation on social media ahead of the elections, and the dynamics and narratives shaping these communities.

Researching the Evolving Online Ecosystem: Executive Summary

This report focusses on online spaces used by extremist, hate and disinformation actors as they move away from mainstream social media platforms. It outlines the key barriers to researching and mitigating harmful activity posed by these digital platforms, reviews existing research methodologies and tools, and provides recommendations for policy-makers, companies and civil society on ensuring data access for public interest research.

Researching the Evolving Online Ecosystem: Annex

The Annex discusses ethical, legal and security risks to digital research. It outlines how ethical approaches to online research have developed and considers how approaches differ across different sectors that engage in digital research.