This 2023 report from the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for Digital Safety aims to develop a Typology of Online Harms to create common terminology and shared understanding to discuss online harms across jurisdictions. The typology takes into account both regional and local contexts. It recognizes the complex and interconnected nature of online safety, encompassing content, contact and conduct risks.
Holding Big Tech accountable is hard. So we’re sharing useful tools and how-to guides from the ecosystem to help us all. Please get in touch if you have a tool that you’d like to share.
When did YouTube and Instagram introduce hate speech policies? How have misinformation policies changed over time? Find out how platforms order and govern communication and interaction in our societies, and hold those powerful new institutions accountable. Hosted by Lab Platform Governance, Media, and Technology at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen and led by Christian Katzenbach;in collaboration with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), the University of Groningen, and Open Terms Archive.
This report by Internews analyses the global influence of social media on electoral integrity. Packed full of case studies of recent elections and how they were influenced and harmed by disinformation on social media, it explores the connection between online electoral disinformation patterns and a country’s standing on the Global Democracy Index, highlighting a significant correlation.
This handbook was created by Crisis Action, and written by Nick Martlew, Digital Action’s former Strategy Director, to help you unlock effective collective action and secure the systems change that’s needed.
In January 2020 the Digital Action team committed to scoping a project for the Burundi election which would detect the potential threats of the online information environment to the election process. The project was shelved because of Covid-19 but the learnings are still worth sharing.
This is a resource, created by the Far-Right Observatory and Community Work Ireland, to support civil society actors protecting human rights to respond to far-right actors and activity.
Digital Action created this reference document to outline the types of government or company policy that can be used to limit the impact of online harms.
Digital Action created this reference document to allow for the quick identification of the impacts of different types of online harms on democracy and human rights, combined with real-world examples and further reading.
The Hope and Courage Collective (formerly known as the Far Right Observatory) has created this guidance on messaging for civil society in the context of local protests against people seeking asylum and refugees.
Global Project against Hate and Extremism has created this directory to identify where far-right actors are active, the narratives they are pushing, and combating far-right hate and extremist violence.