Gender & Social Media: Measuring Underrepresentation & Harassment
Women are underrepresented and harassed on social media. More global research is needed to drive evidence-based solutions. How exactly can researchers monitor this problem? This publication will frame, define and provide the tools to get started: Understanding the problem and its effects Three sample methodologies to kickstart your research Preliminary solutions DRI’s sample methodologies can help researchers introduce a gender-based element into their social media monitoring activities. This will provide a structure for future cross-country comparisons.
Cases and best practices to inform electoral observation missions
Concern over online interference in elections is now widespread—from the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica scandal to the pernicious effects messaging apps have had in elections in Kenya or Brazil. Yet regulatory and monitoring efforts have lagged behind in addressing the challenges of how public opinion can be manipulated online, and its impact on elections. The phenomenon of online electoral interference is global. It affects established democracies, countries in transition, and places where freedom of expression and access to information are tightly controlled.
Guide for Civil Society on Monitoring Social Media During Elections
The EU’s Guide for Civil Society on Monitoring Social Media During Elections, prepared by DRI, helps readers understand how these challenges are affecting democracies and sets out how to monitor these phenomena to create a better understanding and to make that discourse more transparent. The guide provides a framework to establish monitoring activities, how to produce evidence to help counter threats to democratic discourse and strategies to help shape better regulation.
Deepfakes and Elections: A Quick Guide for Electoral Stakeholders
Elections are times of high risk, when a realistic deepfake could have an immediate impact on voters. What can electoral stakeholders do, particularly civil society organisations and election management bodies that monitor social media discourse, to counter this threat?