Misinformation

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Working paper

Policy responses to false and misleading digital content

This working paper examines the emerging risk of false and misleading digital content and the role media literacy can play in empowering children.
Policy report

Assessing the impact of CCP information operations related to Xinjiang

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using technology to enforce transnational digital repression and influence unwitting audiences beyond China’s territory. The impact of these operations isn’t widely understood, and the international community has failed to adequately respond to the global challenges posed by the CCP’s...
Policy report

Cultivating friendly forces: the Chinese Communist Party’s influence operations in the Xinjiang diaspora

This report explores community groups and individuals in the Xinjiang diaspora that are linked to the Chinese Communist Party's united front system, as well as the methods and tactics used by that system to activate and guide them.
Report

Digital news report: Australia 2022

This report is part of a long-running international survey coordinated by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism based at Oxford University. This year’s report contains positive signs for the Australian news industry.
Report

Winning the web: how Beijing exploits search results to shape views of Xinjiang and COVID-19

The Chinese government commands a robust communication machine, including traditional global media outlets available in dozens of languages, China’s so-called 'wolf warrior' diplomats, pro-government trolls, and paid social media influencers. To better understand how primed keywords can lead search engine users to state media, this...
Policy report

The future of digital regulation in Australia: five policy principles for a safer digital world

As Australia starts to implement much needed digital regulation on a number of issues, there is a need to ensure policy initiatives are joined up and coherent. This document presents five overarching policy principles that could assist policy-makers.
Book

Paradoxes of media and information literacy

This publication contributes to ongoing conversations about control of knowledge and different ways of knowing. It does so by analysing why media and information literacy (MIL) is proposed as a solution for addressing the current information crisis.
Briefing paper

Understanding global disinformation and information operations

ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre has launched the Understanding Global Disinformation and Information Operations website, alongside this companion paper. The site provides a visual breakdown of the publicly-available data from state-linked information operations on social media.
Report

COVID-19: Australian news and misinformation longitudinal study

This study examines how and where Australians are getting information about COVID-19, which sources they find trustworthy and their experiences with misinformation. The report extends the understanding around the access, consumption and critical engagement with news and misinformation during the ongoing global pandemic.
Policy report

Facebook still approving ads with explicit disinformation as election campaigning ramps up

Disinformation has fundamentally altered the functioning of our public square and our democracy. Increasingly, fair and factual debate is a rarity. The experiment outlined in this report sought to test Facebook’s ad review system by attempting to approve advertisements that explicitly promoted election disinformation narratives...
Report

Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media: first interim report

This report includes summaries of the evidence received about the motivations for foreign interference, the forms that it can take, the elements of social media platforms and their usage that foreign interference attempts often seek to exploit, and the social and cultural features that foreign...
Policy report

Borrowing mouths to speak on Xinjiang

This report explores how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses foreign social media influencers to shape and push messages domestically and internationally about Xinjiang that are aligned with its own preferred narratives.
Policy report

#StopXinjiang rumours: the CCP’s decentralised disinformation campaign

This report analyses two Chinese state-linked networks seeking to influence discourse about Xinjiang across platforms including Twitter and YouTube. This activity targeted the Chinese-speaking diaspora, as well as international audiences, sharing content in a variety of languages.
Report

The future of digital spaces and their role in democracy

In light of current conversations about the need to rethink and redesign online public spaces, researchers from the Pew Research Center and Elon University asked experts how they expect the digital public sphere to evolve by 2035. This report outlines the findings.
Policy report

Facebook versus democracy: is Australia’s election under threat?

This publication documents a timeline of major events over the course of Facebook’s history that demonstrate the unprecedented power the platform wields over politics and information systems globally. The authors argue that Australia remains vulnerable to mis- and disinformation, and does not have effective safeguards...
Report

Report of the Inquiry into the impact of social media on Victorian elections and Victoria’s electoral administration

The approach recommended in this report will need to be regularly reviewed to ensure that it is effective and appropriate. Government funding for research into the impact of social media on elections would assist future policy reviews, as would several of the transparency measures recommended...
Policy report

Influence for hire: the Asia-Pacific’s online shadow economy

This report examines the Asia–Pacific regional influence-for-hire marketplace using case studies of online manipulation in the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Australia.
Report

The role of AI in addressing misinformation on social media platforms

The CDEI has published this report on the role of AI in addressing misinformation on social media platforms, which details the findings from an expert forum it convened last year, with representatives from platforms, fact-checking organisations, media groups, and academia.
Report

Science and health misinformation in the digital age

This report highlights three case studies of science communication and misinformation — climate change, vaccines and COVID-19. It concludes with recommendations for practitioners and government agencies to combat misinformation and its effects in science and health policy.
Report

Chinese disinformation efforts on social media

The Chinese military's focus on information warfare is expanding to include information operations on social media. This report describes how the People's Liberation Army (PLA) might direct social media disinformation campaigns against the United States and its armed forces, especially the U.S. Air Force