The Business of Hate: Bankrolling Bigotry in Germany and the Online Funding of Hate Groups

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) have published a new study which shows how 17 known German far right groups and actors allegedly use 20 different online funding services to fund their activities.

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Disinformation Risk Assessment: The Online News Market in Brazil

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and The Institute for Technology & Society of Rio have produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for 35 of the most visited media sites in Brazil.
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Media Market Risk Ratings: Nigeria

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and Paradigm Initiative have produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for 34 of the most visited media sites in Nigeria. 

 

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Disrupting Online Harms: A New Approach

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) is publishing its written submission to the Christchurch Call to Action (2019) to mark its two year anniversary and to call attention to these earlier but still critical recommendations for how best to guide the work ahead  to counter violent extremism (CVE) online.

 

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Media Market Risk Ratings: Mexico

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and Data Civica have produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the most visited media sites in Mexico. 
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Media Market Risk Ratings: Malaysia

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and The Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia have produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the most visited media sites in Malaysia in English, Malay and Mandarin.

 

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Media Market Risk Ratings: India

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and Centre for Internet and Society (CIS- India) have produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the most visited media sites in India in Bengali, English and Hindi.

 

 

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U.S. Media and Perceptions of Disinformation Risks

GDI analysed informed online readers’ perceptions of disinformation risks for some of the most popular media sites in the United States. 

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Media Market Risk Ratings: South Africa

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and Code for Africa have produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the most visited media sites in South Africa.
 
 

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Media Market Risk Ratings: Argentina

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) has produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the most visited media sites in Argentina.
 

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Media Market Risk Ratings: France

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) has produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the most visited media sites in France.
 
 

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Media Market Risk Ratings: Germany

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) has produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the top used media sites in Germany.
 
 

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Media Market Risk Ratings: Latvia

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and the Centre for East European Policy Studies (CEEPS/APPC) have produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the top used sites in Latvia.

 

Bankrolling Bigotry: An Overview of the Online Funding Strategies of American Hate Groups

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) have analysed the digital footprints of 73 US-based hate groups, assessing the extent to which they used 54 online funding mechanisms.

This research aims to map out the online infrastructure behind hate groups’ financing and fundraising in order to support efforts to defund and therefore disempower hate movements in the U.S. This research was graciously funded by the Knight Foundation.

GDI Primer: The US (Dis)information Ecosystem

Overview for brands, advertisers and ad tech companies of the key US 2020 election disinformation narratives, the sites carrying these, and the ads funding them.

Media Market Risk Ratings: Estonia

Overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the top used media sites in Estonia. In English/ EESTI KEELES.

Media Market Risk Ratings: Georgia

Overview of disinformation risk ratings for some of the top used media sites in Georgia. In English / ქართველი

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Ad-funded COVID-19 Disinformation: Money, Brands, and Tech

Our report outlines how disinformation about COVID-19 is being funded by online advertising

Ad Tech and Brands on Disinformation Sites – Weekly Tracker

Each week, GDI tracks the ad tech companies providing ad services to known disinformation sites. See below for a visual map of these ads and the tech companies serving them up. Focus of stories include protests, racial conflict and COVID-19 (sources, cures and responses). 

Research Brief: Ad Tech Fuels Disinformation Sites in Europe – The Numbers and Players

The report shows how adverts for high street brands are inadvertently funding some of the most well-known sites for spreading disinformation in Europe.

Risk Assessment: South African Media Market

The report provides an in-depth breakdown of the disinformation risks recorded across the South African media market, based on findings for 30 of some of the top news sites in the country.

Risk Assessment: UK Media Market

The report provides an in-depth breakdown of the disinformation risks recorded across the UK media market, based on findings for 30 of some of the top news sites in the country.

Rating Disinformation Risk: The GDI Methodology

The GDI rating system takes a ‘whole-of-site’ approach to understand the risk of a news site disinforming its readers. Advertisers and ad tech companies can use the GDI ratings to shape brand safety decisions about where their ad spends end up.

The Quarter Billion Dollar Question: How is Disinformation Gaming Ad Tech?

Major brands are unwittingly funding disinformation domains. The GDI estimates that a quarter billion dollars (US$235 million) is paid annually to our database of 20,000 disinformation sites by ad tech companies placing adverts for many well-known brands.

Cutting the Funding of Disinformation: The Ad-Tech Solution

Based on our research, we have mapped out how there is an unchecked funding line provided to disinformation domains thanks to online ads automatically placed by ad exchanges on them.

Designing the Index: A Review of Good Practices

This is a compendium of examples of good index design that are drawn from different sectors. It outlines the central principles needed for designing an index and serves as the basis for advancing the GDI’s work.

Adversarial Narratives:  A New Model for Disinformation

Today’s online threat landscape is more complex and blended, with disinformation agents drawing on a large library of content to craft narratives aimed at social, political and economic conflict. It is time for new disinformation model.

Media Market Risk Ratings: France

The Global Development Index (GDI) has produced an overview of
disinformation risk ratings for some of the most visited media sites in France.
 
 

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Ad-funded Russian disinformation: Focus on debunked stories in EU

GDI looks into some of the brands and ad services funding debunked Russian disinformation stories targeting the EU. It draws on the work of the EU External Action Service.
 

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Ad-funded Russian disinformation: Focus on debunked stories in EU

GDI looks into some of the brands and ad services funding debunked Russian disinformation stories targeting the EU. It draws on the work of the EU External Action Service.
 

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Ad-funded Russian disinformation: Focus on debunked stories in EU

GDI looks into some of the brands and ad services funding debunked Russian disinformation stories targeting the EU. It draws on the work of the EU External Action Service.
 

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