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Civic tech reports that analyze different focuses within the civic technology space.

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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

Trapped in a Web: The Exploitation of Personal Data in Hungary’s 2022 Elections | HRW

The [Human Rights Watch] report finds that data collected by the state for administering public services, such as registering for the Covid vaccine, administering tax benefits, and mandatory membership in professional associations, was repurposed to spread Fidesz’s campaign messages.

Chatbots in humanitarian contexts

Chatbots in humanitarian contexts

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Report by the British Red Cross on aid groups' rush to use chatbots, from a skeptical perspective

Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and Government report

This [Canadian] report includes the following: Importance of ethics in AI and government, Understanding the impacts of AI on society, Balancing AI-driven efficiency with privacy and security concerns, and Cyber-security and digital trust.

Growing & Sustaining African Civic Tech

A Playbook for learning about funding and financing options for the African civic technology community.

Sustaining and Scaling Civic and Government Technology

A report by International Republican Institute "synthesiz[ing] core challenges and lessons learned from practitioners, funders and government to help answer the questions of why civic and govtech initiatives struggle long term and what can be done about it."

Building a Culture of Innovation in Government

This brief is the compilation of the findings from of a series of workshops on creating a vision for how our [US] government can build and foster a culture of innovation over the next 20 years.

Public Interest Technology University Network: Understanding the State of the Field in 2021

This report from Katharine Lusk and Azer Bestravos of Boston University evaluates of the state of the field across the 43 academic institutions that make up the Public Interest Technology University Network as of the summer of 2021, providing insight into the ways in which PIT-UN members are investing in its five priority areas, and sheds light on the state of the field more generally.

Publi Ou Fake

Uma cartilha em que trazemos ferramentas para que profissionais da área de marketing e publicidade possam navegar melhor e com mais confiança frente às complexidades da relação entre publicidade e desinformação.

Yale Law School series: A Healthy Digital Public Sphere

In the spring of 2022, we partnered with the editors of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology to commission a collection of papers examining what it means to have a healthy or vibrant digital public sphere.

Digital democracy: analysis of the disinformation ecosystems on Telegram during the 2022 Brazilian electoral process

Understand the role of the Telegram app in the dissemination of disinformation among Brazilian far-right groups and Analyse (online) radicalization process and (offline) political violence against democratic institutions, especially the Brazilian presidential election in October 2022

Malign Creativity : How Gender, Sex, and Lies Are Weaponized Against Women Online

Report striving to build awareness of the direct and indirect impacts of gendered and sexualized disinformation on women in public life, as well as its corresponding impacts on national security and 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.

Healthier Democracies Case Studies

Public Agenda's Healthier Democracies project studied public engagement systems from 15 locations around the world, and, accordingly, each study has its own report with key learnings and takeaways.

Thinking about GovTech: A brief guide for policymakers

(PDF) Thinking about GovTech (2019) introduces the concept of GovTech and identifies eight activities that policymakers can undertake to foster national GovTech innovation ecosystems and help to steer them towards positive outcomes for citizens and public administrators.

The Emergence of Civic Tech: Investments in a Growing Field

The Emergence of Civic Tech: Investments in a Growing Field

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL, USA

Knight Foundation's seminal 2013 report on the growing field of Civic Tech

Aspen Institute principles for smarter regulation in cities

Aspen Institute principles for smarter regulation in cities

Aspen Institute, Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

See how local governments are responding to tech solutions to persistent problems #InnovatingRegulation

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