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Disinformation campaigns by states, economic opportunists, and the misinformed themselves threaten to erode the common understandings, shared identities, and empirical bedrock that underlies our collective decisionmaking. While disinformation campaigns have used mass media to spread for many years, social media platforms have proven an exceptionally hospitable environment for the proliferation of falsehoods. Those looking to limit disinformation’s effect on society and bolster truth in media have likewise turned to technology to help keep up with the volume and precision of constantly evolving disinformation campaigns.

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Code of Conduct: Measures to Address Disinformation Intended to Cause Harm During the Election Period

South Africa’s “Code of Conduct: Measures to Address Disinformation Intended to Cause Harm During the Election Period” (in draft form as of July 2020) is aimed at “every registered party and every candidate” with additional obligations under the code for how those parties and candidates must take appropriate recourse against any member, representative or supporter of that party or candidate who behaves in violation of the code.

Civic Signal

CivicSignal is Code for Africa's AI/machine learning initiative, using large-scale media monitoring to map the content/creator landscape and underlying business models for disinformation profiteers. It uses MIT's Media Cloud software.

Checkology

Checkology’s lessons and other resources show you how to navigate today’s challenging information landscape.

What’s Crap on WhatsApp?

What’s Crap on WhatsApp?

South Africa (South Africa, Afrika-Borwa, Suid-Afrika)

Podcast dedicated to unpacking the disinfo spreading on Whatsapp

Liga Contra el Silencio

We define ourselves as an alliance that involves the media, a central newsroom and a network of freelance collaborators.

Vishvas News

Vishvas News

New Delhi

Vishvas News is an information fact-check and verification portal that is committed to debunking fake news and misinformation in Hindi, English and 10 different Indic languages.

Dubawa

Dubawa

Nigeria

DUBAWA is Nigeria’s independent verification and fact-checking platform, initiated by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and supported by the most influential newsrooms and civic organisations in the country to help amplify the culture of truth in public discourse, public policy, and media practice.

Verify-Sy

Verify-Sy

Syria, Syrian Arab Republic (Suriyah)

Verify-Sy platform is a media platform specialized in examining news and images and verifying information, and Verify-Sy platform seeks to achieve two noble goals: ensuring the citizen's right to obtain accurate and correct information, and contributing as much as possible to improving the performance of the Syrian media and upgrading it by displaying the imbalances that affect it.

Latam Chequea

Latam Chequea

Latin America

Faced with the “infodemic”, the spread of rumors and false content, Latin American checkers join forces to share the information we produce and, by joining forces, provide better information to our communities.

TrollBusters

TrollBusters is an at-the-ready network of supporters to respond to women journalists’ reports of online harassment by providing positive counterspeech.

MOE Election Observation

The Election Observation Mission (La Misión de Observación Electoral, MOE) is an election observer group based in Colombia.

African Fact-Checking Alliance (AFCA)

The African Fact-Checking Alliance (AFCA) is a network of media and civil society organizations that work to counter misinformation. The network supports fact-checking missions to debunk dangerous content, including conspiracy theories and misinformation.

Annir Initiative

Annir Initiative

Libya (Libiyah)

Annir is a non-partisan digital initiative specialized in raising awareness about Media & Information Literacy and Digital Safety.

Thwarting Disinformation and Promoting Quality Information in Haitian Media

Internews’ Thwarting Disinformation and Promoting Quality Information in Haitian Media project will limit the impact of inflammatory rhetoric, false news and disinformation.

The Media Manipulation Casebook

The Media Manipulation Casebook

Harvard Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA, USA

Case studies. The Media Manipulation Casebook is a digital research platform linking together theory, methods, and practice for mapping media manipulation and disinformation campaigns.

The Santa Clara Principles On Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation

The Santa Clara Principles On Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation cover various aspects of content moderation, developed by legal scholars and technologists based mostly in the United States, targeting social media companies with large use bases.

DEMOS Engendering Hate Report: The counters of state-aligned gendered disinformation online

A report analyzing online spaces being weaponized to exclude women leaders and undermine the role of women in public life. It investigates gendered disinformation on Poland and the Philippines through Twitter data analyses.

Republic of Georgia's “Ethical Principles of Candidates of 28 October 2018 Presidential Elections”

The purpose of the “Ethical Principles of Candidates of 28 October 2018 Presidential Elections” was to establish guidelines for presidential candidates during their election campaigns.

Image Verification Assistant

We are a joint team of engineers and investigators from CERTH-ITI and Deutsche Welle, trying to build a comprehensive tool for media verification on the Web.

The Computational Propaganda Project

The Computational Propaganda Project

University of Oxford, 1 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3JS, UK

Since 2012, the Programme on Democracy & Technology has been investigating the use of algorithms, automation, and computational propaganda in public life.

Tactical Tech’s Gendersec Training Curricula on “Hacking Hate Speech”

A training workshop curriculum on how to set up an online support network, create textual and visual counterspeech content, and deploy a counterspeech campaign.

Agence France-Presse (AFP) Fact Check

AFP Fact Check is a global digital verification service that tackles damaging misinformation on topics such as COVID-19 and elections.

Botcheck

This project uses advanced machine learning techniques to detect propaganda accounts on Twitter.

Beacon Project

Supports original research into disinformation vulnerability and resilience with public opinion research, analytical pieces, narrative monitoring, and mainstream and social media monitoring, both in house and in collaboration with local partners in Europe.

StopFake

The non­governmental organization Media Reforms Center is an educational platform, founded by Mohyla School of Journalism at National University of ‘Kyiv­Mohyla Academy’, which aims to implement high standards of journalism education in Ukraine, raise the level of media literacy, inform about the danger of propaganda and dissemination of fake information in the media.

Bolivia Verifica

Bolivia Verifica

Bolivia (Buliwya / Wuliwya / Volívia)

Bolivia Verifica is a non-profit, non-political digital media that is dedicated to the verification of false news and public discourse to fight against disinformation and improve democratic participation.

Data Analytics for Social Media Monitoring

This new guide is designed to help democracy practitioners better understand social media trends, content, data, and networks.

Argentina's Ethical Digital Commitment

"Pledge signed by political parties and technology/social network companies committing to avoiding fake news and mechanisms of disinformation that may affect upcoming elections." - Countering Disinfo

KnowNews

Easily see if a news site offers credible news or should not be trusted and is un-credible/dodgy.

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information MEMORY AND DISINFORMATION STUDIES

Within the disinformation and memory studies direction, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) team is developing tools in several ways.

RESIST Counter Disinformation Toolkit

RESIST Counter Disinformation Toolkit

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

UK government toolkit to help support the dissemination of reliable, truthful information that underpins our democracy.

Linterna Verde

Linterna Verde do Research on the online public debate based on areas of interest. They seek to make our work accessible, useful and actionable for civil society, the media and government.

Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability

Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Manilla Principles on Intermediary Liability define various principles for intermediary companies to follow when operating in democratic and authoritarian environments

Nepal Election Commission Code of Conduct

Nepal’s Election Commission published their electoral code of conduct in 2015, which established standards and regulations for various institutions, persons, bodies and authorities.

Digital Democracy Room

The Digital Democracy Room is an initiative of FGV DAPP to monitor the public debate on the internet and fight disinformation strategies which threaten the integrity of political and electoral processes, seeking to strengthen the democratic institutions.

Chequea Bolivia

Chequea Bolivia

Bolivia (Buliwya / Wuliwya / Volívia)

A fundamental pillar of the democratic system is that there is freedom of expression and dissemination, and that citizens are duly informed to make correct decisions in their daily lives.

Ecuador Chequea

Ecuador Chequea

Quito, Ecuador

Data enriches public debate and therefore strengthens democracy. An informed society is capable of making conscious decisions.

Polétika República Dominicana

Polétika República Dominicana

C. Josefa Perdomo 160 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Polétika República Dominicana is a group of civil society organizations and movements that work in different areas, including: health, housing and habitat, taxation, citizen security, transparency, childhood and adolescence, gender, and municipality.

Bot Sentinel

In 2018 we launched Bot Sentinel to help fight disinformation and targeted harassment. We believe Twitter users should be able to engage in healthy online discourse without inauthentic accounts, toxic trolls, foreign countries, and organized groups manipulating the conversation.

Initiative for Media Freedom

The Initiative for Media Freedom (IMF) is a five-year program implemented by Internews and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Pegabot

Pegabot

ITS Rio - Rua da Assembléia - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

a tool that brings more transparency to the use of bots in Brazil.

BlackBird.AI

"Blackbird.AI views the spread of disinformation as one of the world’s largest threats to national security, business, and the public as a whole." - Counteringdisinformation.org

DisinfoWatch

DisinfoWatch is a Canadian foreign disinformation monitoring and debunking platform.

Mozilla Web Literacy Framework

Mozilla Web Literacy Framework

Mountain View, CA, USA

In today’s digital world, knowing how to read, write, and participate online is a foundational skill next to reading, writing, and arithmetic.

FactBar

The Digital Literacy Curriculum, focused on disinfo detection, was developed with the Finnish government for integration in schools, supported by the EU Parliament.

Factly

Factly

Hyderabad

Factly strives to cultivate civic participation and engaging citizens in accessing, understanding, and using important government data/information at various levels

A guide to anti-misinformation legal actions around the world

Poynter's global guide on existing attempts to legislate against what can broadly be referred to as online misinformation

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