United States of America

Name It. Change It. Research and Reports

Name It. Change It releases research projects and studies demonstrating gender-based challenges women face from the media when they run for office. In the past, they have published studies revealing where voters saw the most media sexism during the 2016 elections and conducted surveys on media coverage of women candidates’ appearance. The results of these reports continue to raise awareness about this growing issue and support their guides on best practices for gender-neutral coverage of women candidates. 

Tactical Tech’s Gendersec Training Curricula on “Hacking Hate Speech”

A training workshop curriculum on how to set up an online support network, create textual and visual counterspeech content, and deploy a counterspeech campaign. The “Hacking Hate Speech” session focuses on countering online hate speech, including learning how to conduct simple threat modelling, identify attackers, and develop strategies to mitigate hate speech.  

PEN America’s “Online Harassment Field Manual"

A training guide for journalists and writers on how to respond to online harassment and abuse, including building a community of supporters and developing counterspeech messages. The manual was written with and for the group disproportionately impacted by online abuses including writers, journalists, artists, and activists who identify as women, BIPOC, and/or LGBTQIA+. It provides guidance for individuals being targeted, witnesses or allies, and employers supporting staff experiencing online harassment. 

HeartMob

HeartMob is a community dedicated to helping those experiencing online harassment. This platform is an at-the-ready network of supporters available to respond to users’ reports of online harassment and provide positive support messages.  Additionally, the HeartMob community assists members with reporting comments or profiles on social media platforms and maintains documentation for potential legal action. 

Europe and Eurasia Regional Election Management Body Working Group on Social Media, Disinformation and Electoral Integrity

This working group for electoral management bodies was established to tackle challenges presented by social media and disinformation to the electoral process in May 2021. With nearly 50 election officials from 13 countries in the Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans, the group provides EMBs a platform for continued peer learning, skill-building, and developing best practices.  

TrollBusters

TrollBusters is an at-the-ready network of supporters to respond to women journalists’ reports of online harassment by providing positive counterspeech. Their services include monitoring the targets’ social media accounts for continued attacks, sending continued counter-messaging, and conducting training on digital security and response measures. 

Twitter Trails

This group is a product of Wellesley College and a grant from the National Science Foundation. It tasks itself with investigating rumors and other claims on Twitter for validity, measuring both the spread of the claim (how many people have read it) and its validity. The site also offers blogs for meta-analysis of the misinformation on Twitter it investigates.

The Fake News Detector

The Fake News Detector allows you to detect and flag Fake News, Click Baits and Extremely Biased news. After flagging a newstory, other people that use the Fake News Detector will be able to see your flagging, will pay more attention to it and may also flag it.

Stanford History Education Group

If young people are not prepared to critically evaluate the information that bombards them online, they are apt to be duped by false claims and misleading arguments. To help teachers address these critical skills, we’ve developed assessments of civic online reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of digital information about social and political issues.

Snopes

When misinformation obscures the truth and readers don’t know what to trust, Snopes.com’s fact checking and original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based and contextualized analysis. We always document our sources so readers are empowered to do independent research and make up their own minds.