Miroslava Sawiris

Miroslava Sawiris is a research fellow for the Democracy and Resilience Program at GLOBSEC Policy Institute, a think tank based in Bratislava, Slovakia. She has overseen research projects focusing on the impact of social media disinformation campaigns on electoral processes in Europe, including case studies on the 2019 Slovak presidential election, the 2019 European Parliament elections in V4 countries and the 2020 Slovak parliamentary elections. Her other areas of interest include societal transformation in the era of digital platforms and how this relates to democratization and backsliding. She holds a BA in Arabic and Russian Civilization from the University of Leeds and an MA in International Relations from the University of York, UK.

Five Tools We Need to Fight Disinformation

December 14, 2020

According to the GLOBSEC Trends 2020 report, across Central and Eastern Europe, 34% believe that COVID-19 is a hoax designed to manipulate populations. With hundreds of deaths around the world occurring as a result of disinformation related to the coronavirus, the pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of limiting the...

Who Will Make Rules for the Internet?

June 22, 2020

National legislations across the European Union — with the exception of states that have implemented their own digital laws, such as Germany and France — are very difficult to enforce when it comes to online. This is because, in the absence of overarching legislation that would govern digital space, tech giants implement community standards...