Tag: Information environment

“Open Election Data & Disinformation Academy: From the Basics to Advocacy” Call for Participation

The Civil Network OPORA, with support from the National Democratic Institute, is pleased to announce a call for participation in a four-day training program within the ‘Open Election Data & Disinformation’ Academy! The Academy will take place in Warsaw from August 1-4. The program is tailored for citizen election observation leaders across Europe focused on open electoral data and social media monitoring and the ways they help to reveal manipulation and prevent electoral fraud. Continue Reading

ISFED Strives to Safeguard Information Environment on Facebook Ahead of Elections in Georgia

The manipulation of the information environment has been a powerful tool for undermining democratic principles and electoral integrity around the world. Disinformation in the electoral environment undermines key democratic principles such as a competitive process, public confidence in the electoral institutions, and informed participation. In Georgia, the International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) has been monitoring disinformation and coordinated inauthentic behavior on social media in the lead up to the October 2020 parliamentary elections and in between the electoral cycle. Continue Reading

Guidance on Election Monitoring During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic poses severe technical, political, and social threats to elections. In light of this situation, GNDEM has developed guidance on activities members could consider for elections that are expected to take place during the public health crisis as well as transparency and accountability efforts that could occur in the time elections are postponed. Continue Reading

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