Recent election interference cases have put social media at the centre of attention. These events exposed the risks posed by actors manipulating political perceptions through disinformation or hate speech and spreading their messages using bots or political advertising. The EU’s Guide for Civil Society on Monitoring Social Media During Elections, prepared by DRI, helps readers understand how these challenges are affecting democracies and sets out how to monitor these phenomena to create a better understanding and to make that discourse more transparent. The guide also provides a framework to establish monitoring activities, how to produce evidence to help counter threats to democratic discourse and strategies to help shape better regulation. Read more here.
Source: DEMOCRACY REPORTING INTERNATIONAL