By Olivia Migliari. According to conspiracies, COVID-19 is a hoax; vaccines are going to implant trackable microchips in humans; COVID-19 is the man-made creation of powerful individuals for nefarious ends. … Continue reading Conspiracy theories are breaching the bulwarks of political trust and certainty – are the defences crumbling?
The rise of deepfakes (convincingly faked videos created using artificial intelligence) poses a significant challenge for democracies across the world. They can be used to intimidate activists, undermine elections, and … Continue reading WATCH: Deepfakes and Democracy
Catch up on the hour-long discussion between the Labour Party’s Deputy Leader, Angela Rayner MP, and WebRoots Democracy director, Areeq Chowdhury, covering the pandemic, disinformation, racism, mental health, and more. … Continue reading WATCH: In conversation with Angela Rayner MP
By Maria Benlaiter. On January 21st, WebRoots Democracy hosted its first event of the new year, discussing the recent general election, fittingly at the Houses of Parliament. We were joined … Continue reading Disinformation and the 2019 UK General Election
By Areeq Chowdhury. Fake news, Russian bots, data manipulation. If you think western democracy has been in freefall since the Trump/Brexit earthquake of 2016, brace yourself because that was just … Continue reading 2019 will be a landmark year in the disinformation war
By Ben Pearson. On January 22nd, WebRoots Democracy hosted a public seminar to explore claims about Russian interference in the EU referendum. To assess the evidence and shed some light … Continue reading Did Russia hack the referendum?