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Unravelling Disinformation: Mapping the Journey to the 2024 South African Elections

by Zara Schroeder, Scott Timcke, and Sandra Makumbirofa On 16 May 2024, researchers from Research…


Herman Wasserman was recently invited to the launch of the Global Technology for Social Justice…


Herman Wasserman gave a presentation on ‘Disinformation and Elections in South Africa’ at the conference…


AI Regulation Paradigms and the Struggle over Control Rights

by Scott Timcke 1. Introduction AI systems will likely reshape global social and economic relations. Sensing…


Exploring AI in Fact-Checking: Perspectives from Fact-Checkers

Image: This photograph is from a recently held workshop where LIRNEasia unveiled “Dissect” – a…


Judicial Activism or Democratic Safeguard? The New Limits of Digital Electoral Propaganda in Brazil.

Image: The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) a branch of the Brazilian judiciary that oversees the…


The Value of App-Based Micro Studies

by Scott Timcke and Zara Schroeder During the course of its studies of the drivers…


Transforming Literacy for the Digital Age: Strategies to Boost Reading and Learning in the Arab World

Image used under license from Shutterstock.com by ARIJ's AFCN Team. In a world full of…


The need for AI to go beyond token democracy

By Scott Timcke AI systems can now generate persuasive narratives that intersect with projects to…


AI-Generated Challenges for Fact-Checkers in the Arab World.

Image: This is an AI-generated image. By ARIJ’s AFCN team. Social media’s impact on content sharing…


The Evolution of Journalism and the Spread of Disinformation in Latin America.

By Ester Borges In recent years, Latin America has undergone a significant transformation in the…


Reflecting on 2023’s Information Disorders in Africa

By Zara Schroeder - AI Researcher at Research ICT Africa (RIA). In the ever-evolving landscape…


Field reflections: Collecting Qualitative Data on Information Disorder.

Image: Digital Literacy Training in Monaragala District, Sri Lanka Isuru Samaratunga A survey by LIRNEasia…


Digging into Curiosity: Unveiling American Interest in Exploring Misinformation in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

On the 28th of February 2024, I had the pleasure of being invited by Professor…


AI and the Future of Democracy in Africa: Navigating the Promise and the Peril

Research ICT Africa’s recent study, How Might AI Reshape Democracy on the African Continent, wrestles with the…


Dirty data tricks could undermine SA’s election integrity - SCOTT TIMCKE

Domestic politics will anchor SA’s 2024 election, but the emerging international fault lines will be…


Challenges of Conducting Disinformation Research in the Arab Region: An In-depth Analysis.

As the digital age continues to evolve, so does the spread of disinformation, particularly in…


Resisting Information Disorder in the Global South

Principal Investigator: Herman Wasserman, Stellenbosch University Despite information disorder being a widespread problem in countries…


Foreseeing Risks in Research on Children and Information Disorder

Ethical considerations are of utmost importance when conducting research involving children, and these considerations are…


Economic drivers - Latin America

InternetLab is developing in partnership with the LCA consultancy a study on the economic determinants…


Social political drivers - Latin America

Our goal is to conduct research with the population of several countries in Latin America…


The drivers of political communication messaging apps

The team in Latin America has conducted extensive research on the drivers of political communication…


The materials of misinformation on the African continent: Mid-year Report, 2023

Principal Investigator: Herman Wasserman, Stellenbosch University About the Resisting Information Disorder in the Global South…


RIA Mid-Year report

Research ICT Africa (RIA), an African think tank, provides a mid-year report about misinformation on…