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Collective action needed now to tackle spread of disinformation in public life, finds new report

16th October 2019

A new report from the Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC), convened by the Oxford Internet Institute, part of the University of Oxford, calls for co-ordinated action by the public and private sector to address and redress the problems around disinformation in public life today. ‘Ready to Vote: Elections, Technology & Political Campaigning in the […]

Self-regulation of social media platforms failing to curb disinformation, says new report

11th October 2019

A new report from the Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) has found many of the self-regulatory measures taken by social media platforms have failed to prevent the spread of disinformation. ‘The Market of Disinformation’, a report produced by cyber intelligence specialists Oxford Information Labs on behalf of OxTEC, examines the impact of algorithmic changes […]

Action needed to restore trust in political campaigning, says new report

9th October 2019

A new report from the Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) calls for changes to the current rules around digital political campaigning, to restore public trust in campaigns and elections more broadly. ‘Political Campaigning: The Law, The Gaps and The Way Forward’ is a report authored by Ravi Naik with assistance from Julianne Kerr Morrison, […]

New Report Highlights Inconsistent Approach to Combating Disinformation

23rd August 2019

A new report released today by the Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) has found significant variations in the approaches taken by governments across the world to dealing with disinformation, often referred to as ‘fake news’ in popular verbatim. Entitled ‘A Report of Anti-Disinformation Initiatives’,the report produced by BBC Monitoring on behalf of the Commission, […]

Press release: New commission to address technological threats to democracy

25th April 2019

The Oxford Internet Institute, part of the University of Oxford, is today launching a new commission to find ways to safeguard democracy from the potentially disruptive influences of modern technology, such as misinformation, “fake news” and micro-targeting in political campaigns. The Oxford Technology and Elections Commission (OxTEC) will bring together researchers, technology experts and policymakers […]