I am a social researcher currently working on a PhD project at the Open University, UK, where I study IT businesses in illiberal contexts. Primary areas of my expertise include communication, technology and society. I have written about online dating, online learning, social media and disinformation. With the ADVOX team, I worked on the Unfreedom monitor, where I was responsible for the Information block.
Latest posts by Olga Solovyeva
As the influence of tech companies continues to grow, it falls to civil society, journalists, tech users, and watchdog organisations to keep these firms accountable.
Advox research into misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the unintentional spread of disinformation added a burden on health services when the rise of conspiracies was evident beyond the anti-vaccination movement.
In some countries, the legislative initiatives that operate with the terms fake news and disinformation become the instruments of surveillance, the silencing of voices, and the fight against dissent.