Anya Schiffrin on AI and Disinformation

In a new journal article, Anya Schiffrin discusses how AI is used to combat mis- and disinformation. The article published in Tech Policy Press breaks down some of the…

Courtney Radsch Writes OSCE Report on AI and State-Aligned Disinformation Campaigns

Courtney Radsch examines the weaponization of state-aligned information operations and online harassment, their gendered dimension and AI’s role, in a new report for OSCE. The report, entitled Artificial…

Anya Schiffrin Co-authors Book Chapter on Disinformation in the Global South

CMDS Advisory Board member Anya Schiffrin and Peter Cunliffe-Jones survey some of the fixes tried for dis- and misinformation in the Global South in a chapter in the new…

The Business of Misinformation Final Report: How Misinformation Became a Profitable Business in Eastern Europe

Mainstream media outlets dominate the misinformation landscape in Serbia where small websites cannot compete with “misinformation giants” like the tabloid newspaper Blic. In neighboring Bosnia…

The Business of Misinformation in Serbia: Misinformation Inc.

One would assume that people who run misinformation websites would try to hide their true identity due to the perceived amorality of this business. That…

The Business of Misinformation in Moldova: No Country for Small Liars

Some 85% of Moldovans believe that the news they read are politically biased and published to manipulate the public; a total of 56% of them…

The Business of Misinformation in Romania: Monetizing Dacians and the Apocalypse

A random click on an article about how neo-Marxists hate Christianity on an ultra-nationalist, xenophobic Romanian media outlet immediately displays a banner with news on…

The Business of Misinformation in Slovakia: Snake Oil Spills Onto the Web

Before the Slovak presidential elections last March, the website Zem a Vek published an edited picture featuring Zuzana Čaputová, later elected the country’s president, with…

The Business of Misinformation in Hungary: Pushing Politics, Picking Pockets

We reviewed over 100 misinformation websites to understand their business model In early June 2019, Hungarian website Tv2-friss.com published a series of articles about the…

The Business of Misinformation in Bosnia: Lying for Profit

The fake news phenomenon hasn’t spared the Balkans. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, it fuels a lucrative industry.  Many people have a somewhat morbid habit to…