Practical Insights on social media

Apply Now: $1 Million for Social Media Misinformation Research

Apply Now: $1 Million for Social Media Misinformation Research

Published on: Nov 07 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
Social media technologies aim to let people express themselves freely, fairly, and safely around the world. However, it also facilitates data-driven rumors, conspiracy...
Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users

Published on: Aug 25 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Deepfake Videos Deeply Fool Indian Social Media Users
Our work – “It Matches My Worldview”: Examining Perceptions and Attitudes Around Fake Videos – qualitatively examines how diverse social...
5 Key Takeaways from InterAction’s New Disinformation Toolkit 2.0

5 Key Takeaways from InterAction’s New Disinformation Toolkit 2.0

Published on: Feb 09 2022 by Adam Fivenson - Comments Off on 5 Key Takeaways from InterAction’s New Disinformation Toolkit 2.0
  Journalist and Nobel Prize laureate Maria Ressa captured the essential nature of the threat that the rising tide of mis- and disinformation poses in her recent...
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,...
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...
4 Ways Civil Society Can Improve Digital Security Practices

4 Ways Civil Society Can Improve Digital Security Practices

Published on: Jul 08 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways Civil Society Can Improve Digital Security Practices
Over the past two decades, journalists and activists have become dependent on the internet and digital platforms for communications, organisation, and the amplification...
Six Ways Technology Solutions Can Help End Gender-Based Violence

Six Ways Technology Solutions Can Help End Gender-Based Violence

Published on: Mar 31 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
COVID-19 and related containment measures have triggered a shadow pandemic of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). This global scourge threatens the safety and well-being...
Online Harassment of Girls and Young Women Must Stop

Online Harassment of Girls and Young Women Must Stop

Published on: Feb 25 2021 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Online Harassment of Girls and Young Women Must Stop
Internet access, and safety online, is fundamentally a human rights issue and an important indicator of gender equality. During the COVID-19 digital response, being...
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

Published on: May 14 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now
It’s free to post on social media, so why should resource-strapped NGOs pay to engage users through digital channels? The answer is simple: scale, efficiency,...
How an HIV Program in Angola Went Online to Succeed

How an HIV Program in Angola Went Online to Succeed

Published on: Dec 18 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How an HIV Program in Angola Went Online to Succeed
Leveraging online and mobile platforms to deliver HIV services was a “white elephant” in Angola. It was totally unrealistic given the local context, such as...