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Combating Information Manipulation: A Playbook for Elections and Beyond

If democracies hope to defend free and fair political competition, concerted efforts are needed to identify, respond, and build long-term resilience to election-related information manipulation. Join the International Republican Institute, National Democratic Institute and Stanford Internet Observatory for the launch of Combating Information Manipulation: A Playbook for Elections and Beyond.

Virtual Event September 20, 2021 9:30am – 10:30am

Overview.

Efforts to undermine election-related information integrity are a growing threat to democracies around the world. Attacks on information integrity – by domestic and foreign actors – threaten to delegitimize elections globally, reduce faith in elected governments, polarize societies, weaken democracies and strengthen authoritarians. In many countries, civil society actors, journalists, governments, election management bodies and other democratic actors are on the frontlines of these battles. Yet, they face significant challenges preparing and responding to these new digital threats as they occur before, during and after elections. If democracies hope to defend free and fair political competition, concerted efforts are needed to identify, respond, and build long-term resilience to election-related information manipulation.

Please join the International Republican InstituteNational Democratic Institute and Stanford Internet Observatory on Monday, September 20th at 9:30am ET for the launch of Combating Information Manipulation: A Playbook for Elections and Beyond. Informed by best practices and lessons learned by civil society, governments, academics, and other practitioners around the world, the playbook is intended to help leapfrog the first six months of the electoral preparation process and enable societies to effectively push back against efforts undermining free and fair elections, supporting democratic processes and rights more broadly. Join us for an overview of the playbook and its content, followed by a panel discussion with global leaders sharing their country’s experiences identifying, responding and building resiliency to information manipulation.

Who’s speaking?

GUEST

u003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eMoira Whelanu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003e

u003cpu003eDirector for Democracy and Technology, NDIu003c/pu003e

GUEST

u003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eDr. Samantha Bradshawu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003e

u003cpu003eu003cspan class=u0022has-sans-serif-fontu0022u003eu003cstrongu003ePostdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Internet Observatory and the Digital Civil Society Labu003c/strongu003eu003c/spanu003eu003c/pu003e

guest

u003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eAmy Studdartu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003e

u003cpu003eu003cspan class=u0022has-sans-serif-fontu0022u003eu003cstrongu003eDirector and Senior Advisor, Technology and Democracy, IRIu003c/strongu003eu003c/spanu003eu003c/pu003e

GUEST

u003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eVera Zakemu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003e

u003cpu003eu003cspan class=u0022has-sans-serif-fontu0022u003eu003cstrongu003eSenior Technology and Policy Advisor, Institute for Security and Technology / CEO of Zakem Global Strategiesu003c/strongu003eu003c/spanu003eu003c/pu003e

u003cstrongu003eAmanda Zinku003c/strongu003e

u003cpu003eu003cspan class=u0022has-sans-serif-fontu0022u003eu003cstrongu003eProgram Officer, Technology and Democracy, IRIu003c/strongu003eu003c/spanu003eu003c/pu003e

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GUEST

u003cstrongu003eRenee DiRestau003c/strongu003e

u003cpu003eu003cspan class=u0022has-sans-serif-fontu0022u003eu003cstrongu003eResearch Manager, Stanford Internet Observatoryu003c/strongu003eu003c/spanu003eu003c/pu003e

GUEST

u003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eDr. Puma Shenu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003e

u003cpu003eu003cspan class=u0022has-sans-serif-fontu0022u003eu003cstrongu003eAssistant Professor at the National Taipei University’s Graduate School of Criminology and Director of DoubleThink Labu003c/strongu003eu003c/spanu003eu003c/pu003e

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GUEST

u003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eMugambi Kiaiu003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003e

u003cpu003eu003cspan class=u0022has-sans-serif-fontu0022u003eu003cstrongu003eRegional Director, Article 19u003c/strongu003eu003c/spanu003eu003c/pu003e

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GUEST

u003cstrongu003eu003cstrongu003eLaura Zommeru003c/strongu003eu003c/strongu003e

u003cpu003eu003cspan class=u0022has-sans-serif-fontu0022u003eu003cstrongu003eExecutive Director of Chequadou003c/strongu003eu003c/spanu003eu003c/pu003e

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