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Report on the implementation of the Action Plan Against Disinformation - Reports

Stating that “the fight against disinformation must continue”, in this report the European Commission checks the progress achieved by the Action Plan against Disinformation, explaining how it helped deter attacks, expose fake news, and encourage journalists and national authorities before the European Election 2019

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2019 - Reports

The report aims at understanding how news is being consumed across the world. This year’s focus is on people’s trust in media and their willingness to pay for news, private messaging applications and groups, misinformation, and habits of younger people

Understanding our political nature - Reports

New insights into the analysis of political behaviour arrive from the behavioural sciences, social sciences, and humanities: how and why emotions, values, identity, and reason affect the way people think, talk, and take decisions, including on political issues. In 100 pages, an overview with suggestions for a future research agenda

Junk News During the EU Parliamentary Elections: Lessons from a Seven-Language Study of Twitter and Facebook - Academic Sources

The study highlights that the influence of junk news is far less prominent on Twitter (4% of total sources), while the engagement of junk news is higher on Facebook, but the recipients of professional news outnumbered the former

NewsGuard - Monitoring tool

A browser extension rating news websites based on their trustworthiness.

IJF19: Bringing history into the news - HTML5 video

A panel on the role of history in journalism to fight revisionism, fake news, and disinformation

IJF19: Technology and automation in the fight against misinformation - HTML5 video

Numerous developments and initiatives that aim to counter the spread of false information with the aid of technology have emerged.

IJF19: Beyond fake news: what's next for tackling online misinformation - HTML5 video

James Ball surveys the landscape almost three years after "fake news" became the word of the year.

The backfire effect - Reports

The  backfire effect happens when debunking an ideological belief reinforces rather than weaken the belief itself. Full Fact’s Research Manager Amy Sippitt reviewed seven studies about backfire effect, concluding that it may occur only in some cases

CPDP 2019: Democracy distrupted? - HTML5 video

In the election year for the European Parliament a debate is needed on the interplay between data protection, media and electoral rules, and on how regulators should act to ensure fair electoral processes in the digital age. A panel discussion held at the CPDP Data protection and Democracy 2019