NASK research: more than half of Poles encounter manipulation and disinformation on the Internet
Over half of Polish Internet users admit that in recent months they have encountered manipulation or disinformation, and 35% Poles with falsified information in the network meet once a week or more often. At the same time as much as 19 percent directly claims that it does not check the credibility of internet information or its sources - according to new research, conducted by NASK's Social Research Laboratory.
New campaign: Diagnosing the Internet
The Internet is suffering from a very serious illness. Although we know the condition is serious, we don’t know how advanced the disease is nor the scale of damage that has already been done and which could, at any time, wreak havoc on our lives.
E-threats for the elections in 2019
On April 25, 2019, the conference "E-threats for the elections in 2019" was held at the Collegium Civitas, organized by the Institute of Information Analysis of Collegium Civitas and the Center for Terrorism Studies of Collegium Civitas in cooperation with the InEuropa Institute and #ABTShield.
Facebook announces a new collaborative strategy to combat misinformation
On 10 April, Facebook announced the next phase of collaborative efforts to combat misinformation. After taking down 700 assets in India involved in false amplification of partisan content a week earlier the company steps up the effort to involve more help from outside.
ACTA 2: the pyramid of lies
After the recent political storm in Poland caused by voting on the Copyright Directive in the European Parliament, the coalition of frightened Internet users, right-wing politicians and international technology tycoons have started to build together a pyramid of lies, as explained in an opinion for Wirtualna Polska.
The International Journalism Festival
ATHSHIELD is attending XIII edition of the one of the best media gathering in the world. The yearly event in Italy’s Perugia gathers hundreds of journalists from the globe, tech-savvy types from big online platforms (Facebook or Google) and big thinkers like Martin Moore or Paul Nemitz.
Fear from disinformation ahead European Parliamentary elections – launch of a report
Earlier this week Dobromir Ciaś, our CEO spoke on the significance of disinformation ahead of European Parliamentary elections at an event in Warsaw. The meeting gathered representatives of the diplomatic core (among others Ambassadors of Ireland, Korea), expert think tank community and journalists.
Input to a transatlantic debate on moderating online content
On 4 March 2019 ABTShield has been featured during a seminar and a public debate on Moderating Online Content and Preserving Freedom of Expression: A Transatlantic Approach. Both events were organised by the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and the Visegrad Insight – one of ABTShield partners.
ABTShield input to a seminar on Strategic Communication in Poland
On 27 February 2019 we met at a roundtable organised by Pulaski Foundation think tank in Warsaw to discuss challenges to strategic communication in Poland. Members of the panel involved representatives of government, military academy, think tanks and civil society. Poland is currently developing this competence in an effort to combat disinformation.