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  • The Tech Stacks of Czech and Slovak Untrustworthy websites

    In a new paper for Communication and Smart Technologies, our team led by Dr. Jozef Michal Mintal mapped the back-end services that untrustworthy Czech and Slovak websites rely on and analysed how these services can be utilised to combat disinformation. Besides the involvement of our senior researchers professor Jaroslav Usiak and professor Karol Fabián, the team also consisted of our wonderful student reseach…

  • New research presented at ICOMTA 2021

    On September 1st our Co-Director Dr. Mintal presented a paper titled “Examining the tech stacks of Czech and Slovak untrustworthy websites” during the International Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies. The research was conducted with the help of our current research internet cohort. It mapped the technologies underlying Czech and Slovak untrustworthy websites and the…

  • New student intern cohort joins UMB DSL

    Join us in welcoming our four new student research interns!   MEET THE NEW INTERNS   Anna Macko I am a graduate of the University of Bath, United Kingdom, and I am currently studying for an MA degree in IR and diplomacy at UMB. My focus, so far, has been on cybersecurity and new technology…

  • APPLY NOW – Friends of Slovakia Student Summit

    APPLY NOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FRIENDS OF SLOVAKIA FIRST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUMMIT ON THE “CHALLENGES OF DEMOCRACY”   Greetings, students! Ahoj, študenti! Friends of Slovakia (FOS)*, a nonprofit volunteer organization based in Washington, D.C., is sponsoring a series of “student summits” on the very timely issue of Challenges of Democracy. These summits will be led…

  • STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

    We are pleased to announce the launch of a new pilot project focused on digital platform governance in the context of mis/disinformation. The project aims to map the underlying infrastructural support of disinformation outlets and explore the governance possibilities that could be utilized as a remedy for curbing out mis/disinformation online. The project pilot will…

  • FAKESPOTTING – New research project on developing digital information literacy

    FAKESPOTTING is an EU funded project within the ERASMUS K2 program. The project  focuses on the development of digital information literacy via a set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery and assessment of information, the understanding of information, and the critical evaluation of sources. The consortium is composed by 5 universities and 4 NGOs,…