The Centre for Democracy and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) for the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial elections represented the ﬁrst attempt in Nigeria at running a rigorous fact-checking process before, during and after the electoral process of both presidential and gubernatorial elections. CDD’s speciﬁc mandate was to provide a ﬁlter and check on viral stories that were demonstrably false. Or to conﬁrm, with sources and justiﬁcation, if certain events were true. To do this CDD worked in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute and the Premium Times.
This document outlines NDI’s programmatic approaches to addressing the threat of disinformation in the electoral context, particularly the actions citizen election observers and international observers can take to mitigate, expose, and counter disinformation. It also stresses the importance of using open election data to deter disinformation and advocacy around norms and standards to counter disinformation.
In a new brief, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) outlines how the latest generation of technology-fueled disinformation campaigns is amplifying the scourge of hate speech and offers a framework for democracy and governance practitioners to consider when designing interventions to effectively counter these dual threats.
This report was published by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), a member of the D4D coalition. The publication details a Holistic Exposure and Adaptation Testing (HEAT) process and outlines strategies that election management bodies can use to strengthen their technology and procedures to resist vulnerabilities.
Published by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
Las campañas políticas deben protegerse de la piratería informática, o hacking, y muchas veces no saben por dónde comenzar. La buena noticia es que hay algunos fundamentos que pueden reducir drásticamente la probabilidad y el impacto de incidentes de seguridad digital.
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As the global leader in democracy promotion, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) advances good governance and democratic rights by:
- Providing technical assistance to election officials
- Empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process
- Applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle
Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing democracies, to mature democracies.
PesaCheck is a pioneering verification initiative that is helping kickstart fact-checking across East Africa. Initially focused on verifying the financial and other statistical numbers quoted by public figures in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, PesaCheck now also helps track political promises by politicians (through our Wajibisha toolkit) and helps unpack budget and census data (through our PesaYetu platform). PesaCheck also helps watchdog media and NGOs establish their own standalone fact-check teams.
Election Observation Group (ELOG) is a long-term, permanent, and national platform, which is comprised of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) with the mandate of strengthening democracy in Kenya and the African Region through promoting inclusive, transparent, and accountable electoral processes.
In November 2017, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs released “The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook” for campaign professionals. In February 2018, it released a set of three U.S. elections playbooks designed to be used together by U.S.-based election administrators: “The State and Local Election Cybersecurity Playbook,” The Election Cyber Incident Communications Coordination Guide,” and “The Election Incident Communications Plan Template.”