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Anti-censorship shelter network's encryption software will provide journalists
and bloggers with a secure way to publish online
softwareanonymity cReporters without Borders (RSF)> 6
years ago
ZenMate makes you anonymous so you can safely browse websites,
and unblock sites from other countries.
Browser Pluginanonymity eZenGuard 2014
Open Whisper Systems messagingappanonymity eOpen Whisper Systems
SECURITY-IN-A-BOX Tech is an international NGO helping human rights advocates
use information, communications and digital technologies to maximise
the impact of their advocacy work. We provide advocates with guides,
tools, training and consultancy to help them develop the skills
and tactics they need to increase the impact of their campaigning.
toolkitanonymity c
Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line Defenders.
D-CENT Europe-wide project developing the next generation of open source,
distributed, and privacy-aware tools for direct democracy and economic empowerment.
toolkitanonymity cD-CENT tools page2013
Tor Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor's users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Along the same line, Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content.softwareanonymity cThe Tor Project Inc.2002
goTenna Mesh that is paired to your phone and creates your own signal. goTenna Mesh gives you text and GPS, no service required. Revolutionary mesh networking privately and automatically relays messages through other devices to extend beyond point-to-point range; the bigger your network, the stronger your communications. It can also be used for democratic movements that want to connect and communicate with each other and are not able to use any other service (i.e. protests in Hong Kong)toolkitanonymity; connection egoTenna2016USA
Botswatch botsbot visibilityc2016
Bot or not? checks the activity of a Twitter account and gives it a score
based on how likely the account is to be a bot. Higher scores are
more bot-like.
social botsbot visibilityc
Hoaxy Bot-o-Meter a tool to uncover attempts to use Internet bots to boost the spread of misinformation and shape public opinion. The tool aims to reveal how this information is generated and broadcasted, how it becomes viral, its overall reach and how it competes with accurate information for placement on user feeds.toolkitbot visibilitypCenter for Complex Networks and Systems ResearchUSA
SoMeFo literacycForschungskolleg der Universität Siegen (FoKoS)2015
#nichtegal literacycBundeszentrale für politische Bildung2016
KQED Learn young people to ask critical questions that deepen learning and improve media literacy through KQED Learn, a free online platform for students and teachers that reveals ways to ask good questions, investigate answers and share conclusions.platformdigital literacyeKQEDUSA
iParticipate include training of media and civil society in the use of ICT to promote citizen participation in democratic processes; research and promoting awareness on the utility of ICT for promoting citizen participation in democratic and public accountability processes. The activities also include provision of support to grassroots public ICT access centres; and engaging policy makers and other influencers on enabling ICT related policies to support democratisation and free expression.initiative digital literacy cSida, Cipesa2011Uganda
News literacy project News Literacy Project (NLP) is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit that works with educators and journalists to teach middle school and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. NLP provides these students with the essential skills they need to become smart, active consumers of news and information and engaged, informed citizens.initiative, e-learningsdigital literacy cNews literacy project, Knight Foundation 2009USA
Diskutier mit mir discussion platformcDiskutier mit mir, Waarom kies jij?2017Germany
Waarom kies jij?www.waaromkiesjij.nlwebsite discussion platformcWaarom kies jij?2016Netherlands
Robovote website builds on research conducted over decades in the
multi-agent systems community, which aims to facilitate collective
decision making among autonomous software agents via
computational social choice.
web applicationdiscussion platform/decision makingcCarnegie Mellon University and Harvard University
Wahl-O-Mat applicationdiscussion platform/decision makingpBundeszentrale für politishce Bildung2002
Loomio is a place for your group to make decisions togetherweb applicationdiscussion platform/decision makingeLoomio Cooperative Ltd2012
Opin wondered how to get young people involved in politics online?
OPIN, a European toolbox for youth eParticipation projects, shows
you how.
toolkitdiscussion platform/decision makingcLiquid Democracy2015
FUPOL a completely new approach to traditional politics building on
major innovations like multichannel social computing, crowd sourcing
and simulation.
Plattform/toolkit discussion platform/decision makinge?
DemocracyOS in a platform that rewards the best arguments and filters that
noise that usually ends up calling the trolls; online space for
deliberation and voting on political proposals. It is a platform for a more
open and participatory government.
softwarediscussion platform/decision makingcDemocracia en Red2014
Democracy 2.1 encourages participation and helps to make better decisions that
are based on a wider consensus.
appdiscussion platform/decision makingeD21
Delib produces ideas that are valuable and actionable through
structured online discussion.
appdiscussion platform/decision makingeDelib Limited
Your Priorities Priorities is an eDemocracy web application designed by the
non profit Citizens Foundation to help groups speak with one voice.
web applicationdiscussion platform/decision makingcCitizen Foundation
Article 19'Hate-Speech'-Explained---A-Toolkit-%282015-Edition%29.pdfARTICLE 19 provides a guide to identifying ’hate speech‘ and how
effectively counter it, while protecting the rights to freedom of
expression and equality
toolkitdiscussion platform/decision makingcArticle 192009
AgreeList ‘platform for informed opinions’ that gathers the opinions of leading
experts and influencers and favors the building of rational opinions
on issues of key importance
websitediscussion platform/decision makingcAgreeList2015
OpaVote top-notch security and reliability. OpaVote encrypts voting
pages with state-of-the-art encryption for security, runs on Google
servers for fast responses, and sends voting emails using Sendgrid to
make sure emails land in voter inboxes.
toolkitdiscussion platform/decision makingeOpaVote
continuation of
the OpenSTV
project that was
started in 2003.
Lasst uns streiten! platform/decision makingpSächsische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung
Sozial-O-Mat discussion platform/decision makingcDiakonie Deutschland 2017Germany
Plaza Podemus open debate space, designed especially for political participation, with proposal spaces, debates, talks between representatives and citizens, accountability systems, discussion platform/decision makingcLaboDemo 2016Spain
GOV is the daily opportunity for anyone to grant politicians with positive and negative opinions. GOV is the daily opportunity for anyone to share positive and negative opinions on any hot topic. GOV is the daily opportunity for anyone to propose the community, topics on which he would like others to react on. appdiscussion platform/decision makingcDémocratie Ouverte2015France
Civocracy discussion platform/decision makingcDémocratie OuverteEuropeanwide
Politizr platform for discussion with elected politicians about their decisions. Members of the platform are also able to propose ideas to either the opposite party or the leading party. platform discussion platform/decision makingcDémocratie Ouverte2016France
LiquidDemocracy is an open-source software, powering internet platforms for proposition development and decision making. software discussion platform/decision makingcInteraktive Demokratie Worldwide
Rahvaalgatus Citizen Initiative Portal enables you to write proposals, hold discussions, compose and send digitally signed collective addresses to the Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu). At you can submit a proposal to the Riigikogu on how to amend existing regulations or improve the society. A collective address should have at least 1000 signatures in support, given by at least 16 year old citizens of Estonia. At you can follow the proceeding of the address in the parliament and whether it will become a draft act. website discussion platform/decision makingpEstonian Cooperation Assembly, CitizenOS2014Estonia
Yogera platform to link government and citizens, including a “wall of shame” for incompetent government officialswebsite discussion platform/decision makingcmySociety, British Council 2016Uganda
Digital Thesen Check platform/decision makingcD642017Germany
Dein Wal discussion platform/decision makingcDeinWal2017Germany
Agora Voting Voting is a free software system supporting secure online elections scaling to hundreds or thousands of voters: open primaries, institutional elections, public consultation, referenda. We provide professional solutions for democratic innovation.softwareelections cAgora 2013Worldwide
Swap My Vote platforms have opened up previously undreamed-of ways for
people to collaborate and share resources. Swap my Vote aims to bring
some of the best aspects of the ‘Sharing Economy’ to the very workings
of democracy. A radical and practical experiment, the Swap my Vote
platform uses social media to help pair voters who want to swap, each
casting each other’s preferred vote where it counts for most.
platformencouraging voterscSwap My VoteUK
Google Bundestagswahl Toolkit extensionencouraging voterseGoogle 2017Germany
Youtube Wahlnacht voterseYoutube, ZDF, ARD, funk, Studio 71 (ProsiebenSat.1)2017Germany
WahlSwiper votersc2017Germany
Election Tools Election Toolkit is a library of free and low-cost tools to promote civic engagement and make voting easier. Developed by, with, and for election officials, the tools come with step-by-step instructions as well as information about how to use them for the best impact.toolkitencouraging voterscCenter for Civic Design, Knight Foundation2016USA
KleinerFünf encouraging voterscTadel verpflichtet e.V.2017Germany
Simple politics the world of UK politics and helping you stay on top of it. Current laws, debates and processes - we break them all down for you.websiteencouraging voterscSimple Politics 2016UK
Agrar-O-Mat voterscagrar heute2017Germany
Parliament Watch­lia­ment Watch Uganda is a vir­tual tracker that mon­i­tors the Par­lia­ment of Uganda on a reg­u­lar ba­sis and pro­vides both rel­e­vant data and ex­pert analy­ fact checking cCentre for Policy Analysis2013Uganda
Climate Feedback Feedback is a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage. Our goal is to help readers know which news to trust.platformfact checking cUniversity of California USA
CrossCheck is a collaborative journalism project that brings together newsrooms across France and beyond to accurately report false, misleading and confusing claims that circulate online.websitefact checking cGoogle News Lab, Facebook2017France
Hatetracker based app that allows citizens to report hate crimes they
experience or witness
web applicationfighting hate speechcHateTracker2016
NRKbeta hate speechcNRK2017
#ichbinhier hate speechc
Weihnachtsbot Chatbotfighting hate speechcWeihnachtenSOS@gmail.com2016
Fearless Democracy hate speechcGeorg Hensel
hass hilft hate speechcZDK Gesellschaft Demokratische Kultur gGmbHGermany
Counter-Narrative Toolkit “Counter-Narrative Toolkit” website was created in response to the growing need to push back against violent extremist content online. The Toolkit was created following the recognition that many of the individuals that are best positioned to produce credible counter-narrative messages do not always have the skills to do so. The Toolkit is freely available for use by any individual or organisation looking to create counter-narratives. It is intended to be a basic guide for those with little to no previous experience of counter-narrative campaigning, and is by no means comprehensive.toolkitfighting hate speechcAgainst Violent Extremism (AVE)2016USA
61 fighting hate speechpBundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend 1997Germany
HateAid hate speechcFearless Democracy 2017Germany
Stop Funding Hate our mailing list and help us take on the divisive hate campaigns of the Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Express by persuading advertisers to pull their support. initiative fighting hate speechcStop Funding Hate 2016UK
Instagram Algorithm developed a machine learning algorithm that spots hateful comments and hides them in the timeline of the person receiving the comment. The person that made the comment is still the only person able to the see hateful post in order to make it impossible for users to crack the algorithm. softwarefighting hate speechcInstagram2017USA, soon worldwide
Perspective is an API that makes it easier to host better conversations. The API uses machine learning models to score the perceived impact a comment might have on a conversation. Developers and publishers can use this score to give realtime feedback to commenters or help moderators do their job, or allow readers to more easily find relevant information.softwarefighting hate speechcJigsaw2017Worldwide
Veracity.ai to curb the financial incentives of creating misleading content with automatically-updated lists of “fake news” websites and easy-to-deploy tools that allow ad buyers to block, in bulk, the domains where misinformation is, toolkithoax mappging/transparencycDanny RogersUSA
Factcheck“consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of
deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual
accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of
TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
hoax mapping/fact checkingc
Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University
of Pennsylvania
This is Fake tool for internet users to identify, debunk, and—most importantly—
combat the proliferation of bogus stories
browser extensionhoax mapping/fact checkingcThe Slate Group2016
New Helper Helper flags stories that have already been fact checked by
others with a message that translates to: “Attention! You may be a
victim of counterfeit news. It also shares a link to the real story or to
contradictory evidence.
browser extensionhoax mapping/fact checkingc2016/2017
Hoax Map applicationhoax mapping/fact checkingc2016
Hoax Search engine against fake news
website/search engine
hoax mapping/fact checkingcMimikama2016
Hoaxy visualizes the spread of claims and related fact checking online
website/search engine
hoax mapping/fact checkingcIndiana University Network Science Institute2015
FiB: Stop living a lie chrome-extension goes through your facebook feed in real time as
you browse it and verifies the authenticity of posts.
Chrome extensionhoax mapping/fact checkingc
Students Group (during hackaton at Princeton University)
FactCheckNI checking organisation (provide free tools, information and advice)toolkithoax mapping/fact checkingNorthern Ireland Foundation2015
Snopes website covering urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards,
and other stories of unknown or questionable origin
web applicationhoax mapping/fact (David Mikkelson)
more than
5 years ago
Politwoops tracks deleted tweets by public officials, including people
currently in office and candidates for office.
website/search engine
hoax mapping/fact checkingcSunlight Foundation?
Fife Thirty Eight Congress In The Age Of Trump: The Trump score is a simple
percentage showing how often a senator or representative supports
Trump’s positions.
websitehoax mapping/fact checkingcAaron Bycoffe
RealDonaldContext Trump’s tweets and adds fact-check summaries beneath them.add-ons for firefoxhoax mapping/fact checkingcWashington Post2016
Full Fact fact checking charitywebsitehoax mapping/fact checkingcFull Fact2009/2010
Pesa Check is a fact-checking initiative to verify often confusing
numbers quoted by public figures across East Africa, supported by
International Budget Partnership and Code for Africa affiliates in Kenya,
Tanzania & Uganda.
websitehoax mapping/fact checkingcPesaCheck
Africa Check Check is an independent, non-partisan organisation which
assesses claims made in the public arena using journalistic skills and
evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources
and experts, sorting fact from fiction and publishing the results.
websitehoax mapping/fact checkingcAfrica Check2012
Washington Post's Intersect newsletter which tracks trending stories on Facebook, Google,
and Twitter; discovered numerous fake stories trending on Facebook
Newsletterhoax mapping/fact checkingcWashington Post2016
Geschichts Check mapping/fact checkingcGeschichtsCheck2016
Guardian Reality Check reporters investigatewebsitehoax mapping/fact checkingc
Truth O Meter
is a project operated by the Tampa Bay Times, in which reporters and
editors from the Times and affiliated media fact check statements by
members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups
websitehoax mapping/fact checkingcPolitiFact
Facts Matter to improve trust in fact-checking, particularly among people who
identify as conservative, through experiments including in-person
events; a mobile-game that tracks misconceptions about specific facts;
diverse commentators who would assess fact-checking reports; and a study
of the language used in these reports to determine their effect on
perceptions of trustworthiness.
mobile game, (events)
hoax mapping/fact checkingcPolitiFactUSA
News Quality Score ProjectCreating a tool to surface quality journalism from the web, at scale and in real-time, through algorithms and machine learning. The tool will evaluate and score content on criteria ranging from the notoriety of authors and publishers to an analysis of various components of the story structure.toolkithoax mapping/fact checkingcFrederic FillouxUSA
Worldbrain WorldBrain project works towards a structural solution to misinformation and fake news. Doing so by developing software that enables (web)researchers to effortlessly find, evaluate and share useful content and metadata with their network.
webbrowser extension
hoax mapping/fact checkingcWorldbrain2017Worldwide
FakeNewsGraph mapping/fact checkingcFakeNewsGraph2017Germany
Duke Reporter`s lab Reporters’ Lab explores new forms of journalism, including f
act-checking, which is growing around the world, empowering
democracies and holding governments accountable, and structured
journalism, which creates new forms of storytelling and beat reporting.
ollects factchecking platforms
websitehoax mapping/fact checking
cDuke Reporter`s lab2014
Wikitribune is a news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together. We want to make sure that you read fact-based articles that have a real impact in both local and global events. And that stories can be easily verified and improved.platformhoax mapping/fact checking
cWikitribune 2017Worldwide
3 Things for Calgary initiative 3 things for Calgary developed a website on which citizen can state 3 things to make their streets, neighboorhouds or the city even better. The ideas are shared on a website for everyone to participate. websiteparticipation cMayor of CalgaryCanada/Calgary
Demokratielabore TVparticipation cOpen Knowledge Foundation2017Germany
Madame Mayor, I have an idea participatory budgeting scheme, which will allocate €500 million to projects proposed by citizens between 2014 and 2020 in Paris. website participation pMairie de Paris 2014France/Paris
Avaaz particpationcAvaaz 2007Worldwide
Crowdpac has never been easier to fund the change you want to see. Use Crowdpac campaigns and start doing amazing things. Create powerful political crowdfunding pages, for free, in minutes. Raise money for an organisation, a cause or a candidate. You can even set conditions on the release of money you raise.platformparticpationcCrowdpac2016UK
Demokratie in Bewegung particpationcDemokratie in Bewegung 2017Germany
Piratar Islands Pirate party has a digital platform that every new policy must go through. The policy is reviewed in a week-long debating process. Subsequently there is a binding vote on the policy, every party member has the possibility to vote via the platform. platform policy-making/participation pPirate Party Iceland 2016Iceland
Better NeighbourhoodsCitizens submit their ideas to improve their neighbourhood via the website, the city of Reykjavik evaluates the cost of the ideas. Following, the citizens vote on the ideas and the ideas with the most votes are executed by the city of Reykjavik. website policy-making/participation cCitizens Foundation 2011Iceland/Reykjavik
Objective8 is a platform to enable collaborative policy making for democratic organisations. You can get involved and have your say by creating and sharing objectives, offering your opinion through comments, asking and answering questions, suggesting policy writers, or even providing feedback on the policy drafts themselves. The whole process is open and transparent.platformpolicy-making/participation cD-Cent 2015
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