Practical Insights on Disinformation

New Framework: Understanding Social Media, Conflict, and Resilience

New Framework: Understanding Social Media, Conflict, and Resilience

Published on: Jan 05 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Information has been used throughout history as a weapon to stoke or intensify violent conflict by mobilizing fighters or supporters, rallying the public or allies,...
New USAID Primer: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Malinfomation

New USAID Primer: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Malinfomation

Published on: Nov 04 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New USAID Primer: Disinformation, Misinformation, and Malinfomation
Disinformation is by no means new. Although social media platforms have emerged as the most efficient spreaders of false information, disinformation is also spread...
10 Things to Know About Children and Misinformation and Disinformation

10 Things to Know About Children and Misinformation and Disinformation

Published on: Nov 03 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 10 Things to Know About Children and Misinformation and Disinformation
The rapid spread of misinformation and disinformation (mis/ disinformation) online has emerged as a pressing public issue of the 21st century that affects all those...
How African Governments and Citizens Spar Over Digital Civic Spaces

How African Governments and Citizens Spar Over Digital Civic Spaces

Published on: Sep 30 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Civic space remains open in only two of Africa’s 54 countries. The reduction in safe public spaces in which democratic debate can take place represents a breach...
We Need Strong Information Security Practices in Afghanistan Right Now

We Need Strong Information Security Practices in Afghanistan Right Now

Published on: Aug 20 2021 by Mike Dawson - 3 Comments
The situation in Afghanistan is heartbreaking for everyone. Those who are there, those with family there, and those with friends, colleagues, and care for our fellow...
Apply Now: $400,000 to Study Social Media Impact on COVAX Uptake

Apply Now: $400,000 to Study Social Media Impact on COVAX Uptake

Published on: Jul 26 2021 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $400,000 to Study Social Media Impact on COVAX Uptake
COVID-19 vaccines will play a critical role in returning our societies to some sense of pre-pandemic normalcy and ultimately ending this crisis. As vaccines become...
Cybersecurity is a Development Challenge: USAID Digital Strategy Update

Cybersecurity is a Development Challenge: USAID Digital Strategy Update

Published on: Apr 29 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Cybersecurity is a Development Challenge: USAID Digital Strategy Update
Please RSVP Now to learn more about USAID’s Digital Strategy at the Global Digital Development Forum on May 5. Our amazing agenda features multiple sessions...
Apply Now: $150,000 Google News Innovation Funding for African Journalists

Apply Now: $150,000 Google News Innovation Funding for African Journalists

Published on: Mar 22 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic paired with misinformation has created a turbulent period for the news ecosystem. Misinformation can divide society, incite...
New Toolkit: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence Ethically in Your Programs

New Toolkit: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence Ethically in Your Programs

Published on: Mar 10 2021 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
As decision making and recommendations become increasingly algorithmically automated, it is critical that we are intentional about producing more fair development...
Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Apply Now: $250,000 for African Disinformation Technology Solutions

Published on: Feb 08 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Disinformation and propaganda pose a threat to trust, cohesion, and security. The menace of fake news can no longer be ignored. Misinformation can divide society,...