Harnessing AI to combat disinformation in the MENA region

Project Leader Interview 3 Questions with Theodore Caponis, Project leader of Dalil   In the ever-evolving landscape of digital information, Dalil, one of the projects selected at the 2023 Forum to be part of the Scale-up program, has emerged as a pivotal force in combating disinformation across the MENA region. In this interview with Theodore … Continued

Hostile Influence Operations Ahead of the 2022 French Elections

Cyber and Informational Threats Ahead of the 2022 French Elections On 31 March 2022, the Alliance of Democracies Foundation and the Paris Peace Forum co-hosted – with the support of Microsoft’s Democracy Forward Initiative – a private expert roundtable to exchange on hostile influence operations ahead of the 2022 French presidential and legislative elections. The … Continued

Humanitarian Assistance 2.0: Tech that saves lives in times of crisis

Project leader interview: Cosmin Vaman, Humanitarian Assistance Digital Infrastructure During their journey, refugees face multiple challenges and crucially need access to accurate information. Technology and digital infrastructures designed to assist refugees exist and can ensure an effective and coordinated action from humanitarian actors as explains Cosmin Vaman, Chief Communication Officer of Commit Global, the organization behind Humanitarian … Continued

Pegabot-Exposing bot disinformation in Brazil

The project Exposing bot disinformation in Brazil ensures that uses of robots in social media to promote disinformation are faced with transparency and media literacy practices. Through the uses of an algorithm that promotes transparency on bot behavior in social media, the project aims to strengthen the ownership of civil society organizations, media organizations and … Continued

QLEVER solution to fight hate online

The goal of our new innovative gaming platform QLEVER, is to help young people in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, especially the most vulnerable in remote rural or poor urban communities, to build crucial skills and methods needed to identify and resist misinformation, hate speech and fake news. Levels of media literacy are universally low … Continued

Strengthening African Media

The project ensures citizens in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to accurate, independent information and diverse opinions from quality, professional media sources to make informed decisions and strengthen the democratic process. It aims to ensure media professionals are safer, media organizations adapt for sustainability, that there is a diversity of content and opinions, and that media … Continued

Fact-checking in languages

Factchecking in languages (Chequeos en lenguas) is the first independent initiative focused on fighting the infodemic on SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19 in order to provide reliable information for the indigenous peoples of the Andes and the Amazon. The initiative has developed and alliance of independent media outlets in 8 regions inhabited by different original populations and … Continued

Informed Society Initiative

GSMC’s Informed Society Initiative is designed to: 1. Help educate youth to become informed information consumers, able to separate fact from fiction and determine the credibility of news sources; 2. Give journalists the skills to avoid repeating mis/disinformation to the adult public. Through a far-reaching “media literacy” effort in primary and secondary schools and at … Continued

Women’s Observatory Against Disinformation

The Observatory monitors the spread of disinformation and fake news in Latin America as a form of digital, political, and gender violence whose objective is to delegitimize women participating in electoral processes and/or are active politically. This project seeks to support current and future female political leadership and ensure the integrity of democratic processes in … Continued

Together for Reliable information

The project aims to ensure that media outlets and journalists can produce quality public interest content that reaches larger audiences, including the most marginalized communities, during the Covid-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Free Press Unlimited provides subgrants to create content and conduct fact-checking and educational broadcasting. Knowledge-sharing platforms have been established to facilitate learning among … Continued