The global disinformation landscape is always evolving. Stay up to date on the latest disinformation tools and trends around the world with our data-driven analyses.

October 12, 2022

Pay to Pray: The Privacy Pitfalls of Faith-based Mobile Apps

Investigations into several faith-based apps reveal that many harvest sensitive information and sell it to untransparent third-party vendors. Such practices have the potential to provide malicious actors with the information they need to craft targeted disinformation campaigns.

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October 10, 2022

Stable Diffusion, Open Access Image Generation and Disinformation

Stable Diffusion is one of the most powerful AI text-to-image generators ever developed. It is freely available and comes with few restrictions. That raises ethical questions – especially regarding racist or sexually explicit content.

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September 23, 2022

What a Pixel Can Tell: Text-to-Image Generation and its Disinformation Potential

Text-to-image-generation is an impressive technology with fascinating potential and legitimate uses. But it could have daunting effects on our democratic public discourse.

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July 8, 2022

On the Radar: Mapping the Tools, Tactics and Narratives of Tomorrow’s Disinformation Environment

The hazy world of online disinformation is about to get even hazier. In this publication, DRI analyses the cutting-edge tools and strategies shaping the future of disinformation.

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May 12, 2022

The 2021 German federal election in retrospect: A meta analysis of the online election campaign

Germany’s September 2021 federal election took place in a highly online environment during the pandemic, increasing risks of digital violence against politicians, negative campaigning and attempts at coordinated online disinformation.

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