Find your allies and partners in countering disinformation
Headline after headline is pointing to the critical importance of 2024 as a super election year for democracies around the world. Many of the relevant analyses point to the multifaceted challenges to our electoral processes, including due to digital disinformation campaigns. Thankfully, there are a great number of topical experts, fact-checkers, researchers, innovators, and digital rights advocates defending democracy every day. Today, we are releasing a global mapping of over 200 initiatives countering disinformation at all levels.
International landscape mapping of counter-disinformation practices
Who are these counter-disinformation experts? How many are they and where can you find them? Which approaches, strategies or innovative tools are particularly successful in countering disinformation and why?
We asked ourselves these questions too when we first launched our international research into good practices for countering disinformation in early 2023. Now, 10 months later, building on many hours of desk research, expert interviews as well as a series of research engagements supported by renowned regional partners, we were able to identify over 200 initiatives and organisations, who are tackling the many facets and challenges that disinformation poses in all parts of the world.
This list is not exhaustive. Some countries and regions received more attention than others in the research process and new initiatives and organisations are joining the fight, too. This means: If you notice an initiative missing, we’d love to hear from you, so we can continue expanding the database.
A global overview, for you to filter on topics, region, stakeholder group and more
In this version of the database, you can find all 200+ initiatives. But importantly, you can also filter and adjust the list according to your needs. For instance, you can search by focus regions, stakeholder groups, methods applied, or topical keywords such as hate speech, health, or climate misinformation.
We hope that this will on the one hand help inspire you and others because there is so much great work to learn from. And on the other hand, we hope that this will make finding allies in your respective work or area easier. Each entry includes a short description of the initiative as well as a link for you to explore the organisation further.
The mapping intends to provide a resource for everyone dealing with questions around disinformation on the international stage. Whether you are a policy expert trying to get an overview of what is currently being done in the Asia-Pacific region, a scientist looking for data on anti-disinformation initiatives, or if you are working for a civil society organisation yourself and wondering how to build new alliances: the mapping offers plenty of pointers to enrich your work.
Join us and start exploring: Good practices to counter disinformation