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Apps to support civic action through chat and messaging technologies

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Signal

State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open source Signal Protocol) keeps your conversations secure.

chatbot.team

Chatbot.team is a conversational messaging platform that offers chatbot development services for businesses of all sizes.

Polychat (Germany)

Polychat (Germany)

Germany (Deutschland)

Polychat ermöglicht flüssige Crossplattform Kommunikation – niedrigschwellig und out-of-the-box: Statt einer gewöhnlichen Chat-Gruppe eröffnet ihr eine Polychat-Gruppe.

Encrypted Messaging Applications and Political Messaging: How They Work and Why Understanding Them is Important for Combating Global Disinformation

This report provides an overview of how various EMAs work, a review of popular EMAs and their notable features (LINE, Signal, Telegram, Viber, WhatsApp, and WeChat), and examples of how EMAs have been used for political manipulation

Glific WhatsApp Chatbot Builder

Glific enables NGOs to easily scale to thousands of conversations a day with few staff.

Chat for Impact Accelerator 2023: Health+

The 6-week virtual programme launches in August and provides mentorship and support to organisations wanting to build and scale their WhatsApp Health service.

WinWith.Me

WinWith.Me is the Messenger for Politicians - a Facebook Messenger bot-building platform integrated with NationBuilder for campaigns, NGOs and advocacy.

WeChat mini app for participatory budgeting

China’s Participation Center developed a “mini app” for the popular WeChat platform, and grew the number of participatory budgeting users in Chengdu city to more than 3 million

Praekelt.org

Praekelt.org

Johannesburg, South Africa

WhatsApp, chatbots, and other chat-based development and social good products

Dr.Message 防詐達人

Dr.Message 防詐達人

Taiwan (T'ai-wan)

which is true and which is false? Pass it to me and know right away! //臉書網頁優惠商品、免費Line貼圖、朋友傳的買一送一好康,到底哪些是真哪個是假?傳給我馬上知道!

Turn.io (previously Engage Whatsapp app)

Turn.io (previously Engage Whatsapp app)

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

Change the face of social impact engagement globally

WhatsApp: The Widespread Use of WhatsApp in Political Campaigning in the Global South

The research conducted by Tactical Tech and our partners over the last 18 months has confirmed that WhatsApp is now a primary means of delivery for political messaging in many countries in the Global South, with particularly strong penetration in rural communities where internet is accessed mostly via smartphones.

Legal Chat

Legal Chat

Australia

Legal Services Commission of South Australia’s Legal Chat service provides live chat support during working hours.

Proto's WhatsApp Checkpoint Tipline

“The Checkpoint tipline is primarily used to gather data for research, and is not a helpline that will be able to provide a response to every user.”

HeLawyer

HeLawyer

Benin (Bénin)

HeLawyer provides legal information and access to lawyers through an Android application, SMS, phone call and Whatsapp.

Aunt Meiyu

Aunt Meiyu

Taiwan (T'ai-wan)

A Taiwanese developer Carol created a chatbot called Aunt Meiyu on popular messaging app LINE. Aunt Meiyu is designed to combat disinformation circulated in private chat group, especially family chat groups

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