Information Integrity Lab 

Articles, Reports and More

November 2023
DEZINFORMATSIA: The Dangerous Axis of Russian and Chinese Disinformation, Deception and Disruption

Dave McMahon

This article delves into protecting Canadian democracy from rising disinformation by Russia and China. 

June 2023
Intelligence Bias – An Open and Closed Case                                                                                                                            

Dave McMahon

Article on open-source intelligence's mitigate bias in traditional analysis and the challenges that arise.


March 2023
About mis-disinformation, its potential impacts, and the challenges to finding effective countermeasures

Nicolas Rutherford

Article on defining mis-disinformation in the 21st century and the challenges related to deploying effective countermeasures.


December 2022
Digital security for democratic, social and economic prosperity – Report                                                         

Canadian Ditchley Foundation

Report on the discussions at the Canadian Ditchley 2022 Biennial Conference held in Ottawa November 4-6, 2022 in collaboration with the University of Ottawa.

Our Vision

The Lab collaborates with experts to protect the information ecosystem. Our work adheres to legal and ethical standards, while respecting privacy laws and free speech, to enhance public trust.

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Our Mission

We contribute to a deeper understanding of disinformation and seek to develop tools and measures that serve to counter the growing phenomenon of information distortion for nefarious purposes.

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InfoLab International Network


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Stockholm, Sweden

University of Calgary

Calgary, Canada



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Understanding Open-Source Intelligence


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Intelligence Analysis and Contemporary Security


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The Intelligence Process and Cycle


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Mis/Disinformation Mitigation and Critical Thinking


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Intelligence Products and Presentation


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Upcoming and Past Events


Past Event

Disinformation: Challenges and Dangers to Democracy

In partnership with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Canada

Canada’s resilience to disinformation has been tested these past years with concerted campaigns from foreign adversaries and a thriving domestic disinformation ecosystem – not to mention the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These dynamics were fully on display with the contentious February Freedom Convoy protests against vaccine mandates in Ottawa and other major Canadian cities. Speakers discussed the challenges and dangers to Canadian democracy posed by disinformation.


Past Event

Disinformation and its Impact on Democratic Processes

An in-person event on “Disinformation and its impact on democratic processes” was held on April 26, 2022 from 16:30 to 18:00 CEST. The event took place at the International IDEA’s Headquarters located at Strömsborg 1 in Stockholm (by invitation only) and was live-streamed and recorded.



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