We exist to disrupt online disinformation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to catalyse change. We aim to disrupt the business model of disinformation, breaking the perverse incentives that exist to create and disseminate disinformation online.

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What We Do

GDI provides independent, neutral and transparent data and intelligence to advise policymakers and business leaders about how to combat disinformation and its creators.

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Research

We’re a data-driven organisation. Explore our latest research into disinformation and its harms.

Research

Disrupting Disinformation: A Global Snapshot of Government Initiatives

GDI has examined the current legislation approaches of a dozen countries to address the problem of disinformation. Our study provides an overview and captures the gaps in the approaches of these governments that need to be addressed.

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Research

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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Disrupting Online Harms: A New Approach

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) is publishing its written submission to the 2019 Christchurch Call to Action 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 Assessments

GDI assesses disinformation risk in media markets around the world. Explore our latest country reports here.

Country Study

Disinformation Risk Assessment: The Online News Market in Argentina 2022

GDI’s latest assessment of Argentina’s media market provides an overview of insights into the Argentinian media market and its overall levels of disinformation risk, along with the strengths and challenges the sites face in mitigating disinformation risks.

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Country Study

The Online News Market in Australia

The Global Disinformation Index (GDI) and the Queensland University of Technology’s Digital Media Research Centre have produced an overview of disinformation risk ratings for 34 of the most visited media sites in Australia.

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Country Study

The Online News Market in 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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Latest News

Want to learn about the breaking news, trends, and thought leadership within the information ecosystem? Read GDI’s latest.

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Towards a Tech New Deal

What would it take to equip tech companies with the regulatory tools required to reduce the harm caused by their products?

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Disinformation as Adversarial Narrative Conflict

What is disinformation? What is adversarial narrative conflict? Here's what you need to know.

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Happy 2022. Or is it? If you worried democracy itself was under attack in 2021, you may want to sit 2022 out.

As we look at 2021 in the rearview mirror, two trends stand out. The first — attacks on democracy as the best form of governance humans have yet invented — accelerated around the world. For the last 70 years liberal democracy was *mostly* undisputed as the best way to deliver social and economic development to large numbers of people.

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