Papers & Articles

The Disinformation Project’s research is expansive in that it addresses disinformation across major social media platforms covering topics such as political polarization, far-right extremism, hate, racism, xenophobia, conspiracy theories, international interference in elections, and the impact of  interference on legacy media formats. Under the leadership of Dr. Al-Rawi, the research teams, whose names are highlighted in bold font below, tackle controversial topics that have the potential to affect the political, the public and private spheres, and our understanding and implications of social interaction across the broad spectrum of communications. For example, Al-Rawi was commissioned by the Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) to write a report offering an analysis of misinformation during the truckers’ protest. It was used as part of the Commission's final report and exhibit (documentary evidence) documents. Also, members of the research team were also invited by the Canadian House of Commons as expert witnesses on misinformation in 2022. The research team also collaborated with the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) and UBC’s Global Reporting Centre in writing a report about misinformation campaigns targeting Moroccan journalists.

Peer reviewed papers