The Dezimatrix project is an attempt to create an interdisciplinary hub to support and inspire holistic approach to research of online disinformation and information operations.
Disinformation is nothing new, it has been around throughout the human history, but the rise of new online technologies makes it highly scalable, well targeted and amplified which creates an unprecedented risk to democracy.
The rise of fake news and counterfeit reality in interconnected global environment made it to 10 top predictions for 2018 and beyond as presented by Gartner. According to Daryl Plummer, vice president & Gartner Fellow, by 2022 the majority of individuals in mature economies will consume more false information than true information and counterfeit reality will overtake reality.
We believe that this phenomenon requires more than just being a subject of retrospective media studies. To prepare for the future and build solid walls of resistance to well financed and motivated bad actors operating on scalable online platforms is a cat-and-mouse game. It requires a joint research effort across fields and borders in this paradigm shifting space.
Our task is to create an information infrastructure hub and help to bridge the research verticals.
The project initiated at Division of Information and Library Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.
We are information specialists and librarians and with Dezimatrix we would like to pay our dues to society. With solid librarian work we aim to improve and inspire science communication in the fight against online disinformation and counterfeit reality.
We can’t do it alone and we need your help.
Join us at Dezimatrix, become a Dezimatrix Fellow and help us on our mission.
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