AI & Public Disinformation

Algorithm Tips: Resources and Leads for Investigating Algorithms in Society

Alice Marwick and Rebecca Lewis: Media Manipulationand Disinformation Online, Data&Society
Amelia Acker: Data Craft: The Manipulation of Social Media Metadata, Data&Society
Bolsover, Gillian, Howard, Philip: Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data: Moving Toward a More Critical Research Agenda,

Big Data VOL. 5, NO. 4 | Special Issue on Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data, 2017

Britt Paris and Joan Donovan: Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes: The Manipulation of Audio and Visual Evidence, Data&Society

The Brookings Institution’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology (AIET) Initiative: Fighting deepfakes when detection fails, 2019

The Computational Propaganda Research Project (COMPROP) investigates the interaction of algorithms, automation and politics. This work includes analysis of how tools like social media bots are used to manipulate public opinion by amplifying or repressing political content, disinformation, hate speech, and junk news.
Deeptrace:  Report 2019: The State Of Deepfakes: Landscape, Threats and Impact
Detecting Early Signature of Persuasion in Information Cascades (DESPIC): project aimed to design a system detect persuasion campaigns at their early stage of inception, in the context of online social media
Global Disinformation Index:  Adversarial Narratives: A New Model for Disinformation, 2019
Goodfellow, Ian, Papernot, Nicolas:  Is attacking machine learning easier than defending it?, 2017
EU Directorate General for Internal Policies of the Union: Disinformation and propaganda -impact on the functioning of the rule of law in the EU and its Member States, 2019
Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge, Center for a New American Security, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Open AI: The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation, 2018
Harrison, Aros. (2020).Defining the problems of deepfakes and disinformation. New York: DeepTrustAlliance.
Neudert, L.-M., Howard, P., & Kollanyi, B. Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information During Three European Elections. Social Media + Society, 2019
OSoMe:  a joint project of the Network Science Institute (IUNI), the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS) at SICE, and the Media School at Indiana University. OSoMe unites data scientists and journalists in studying the role of media and technology in society, and curbing the spread of misinformation online and the manipulation of social media
Reuters: a course by Reuters News Agency, Identifying and Tackling Manipulated Media (Sponsored by Facebook Journalism project), 2019
Verification Handbook: A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage
Vice (Tim Hwang), Weapons of Mass Persuasion, 2015
Volkert, Rob. Deep FakesUnderstanding  the illicit economy for synthetic media, NISOS
Weaponized Narrative Initiative:  project of the non-partisan Center on the Future of War, a partnership between Arizona State University and the independent Washington, D.C., think tank New America.

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