Directory of transparency initiatives

Initiatives are programmes of work or collaborations undertaken by one or more actors. They are generally subject-specific and temporary in nature by comparison with actors. Where an initiative involves ongoing disclosure of information (such as a researcher access programme) or produces a single kind of document or output (including policies and legislation) it may be better classified as a ‘product’.

#DisinfoNet (CEPA)

CEPA #DisinfoNet is an initiative of the CEPA StratCom Program. It represents a coalition of think tanks and organizations from across Central-East Europe and the United States working to better[...]

Subject tag: Disinformation and misinformation

Action Coalition on Meaningful Transparency

The Action Coalition on Meaningful Transparency is an initiative launched under the auspices of the Danish Tech for Democracy Initiative and the corresponding year of action. It is governed by[...]

Subject tag: Algorithmic systems | Data Access | Government transparency | Privacy and data protection

Alliance for Securing Democracy (German Marshall Fund) (GMF)

Housed at GMF, the Alliance for Securing Democracy convenes policymakers and technical experts to provide analysis and policy recommendations concerning authoritarian interference in democracies. The Alliance for Securing Democracy runs[...]

Subject tag: Democracy & Civil Liberties | Disinformation and misinformation | Public Policy | Research

Alliance of Democracies

The Alliance of Democracies runs the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity (TCEI), which convenes individuals from media and government to prevent foreign interference in elections. TCEI advocates for campaigns to[...]

Subject tag: Algorithmic systems

Analyses of Facebook’s Widely Viewed Content Reports

Beginning with Q2 of 2021, Facebook has been releasing quarterly Widely Viewed Content Reports (WVCR), which present the Facebook content that reached the most US users. The Integrity Institute has[...]

Subject tag: Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Terrorism and violent extremism

Aotearoa Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms

On July 25th 2022, Netsafe and NZTech launched a new initiative that commits a range of technology companies to reducing the risk of online content that may cause harm to[...]

Subject tag: Privacy and data protection

Auditing Algorithms for Systemic Risks

Assessing algorithmic systems is an indispensable step towards the protection of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. At the moment, it is largely unclear how it can and[...]

Subject tag: Algorithmic systems | Data Access | Human rights assessment | Privacy and data protection | Risk assessment | Rule of law assessment

Beacon Project (International Republican Institute) (IRI)

IRI has established the Beacon Project to address state-sponsored influence operations, particularly those emanating from Russia. The project identifies and exposes false or misleading information and helps facilitate a response[...]

Subject tag: Democracy & Civil Liberties | Disinformation and misinformation | Public Policy | Research | Terrorism and violent extremism

Belgian Expert Group on Disinformation and Fake News

In 2018, Digital Agenda Minister Alexander De Croo called for the creation of an expert group composed of academics and journalists to formulate proposals for countering disinformation in Belgium. The[...]

Subject tag: Disinformation and misinformation | Public Policy

CASM Digital Research Lab (Demos)

A joint venture between UK-based Demos and the University of Sussex, the CASM Digital Research Lab is an initiative that utilizes machine learning to interpret natural language data and derive[...]

Subject tag: Disinformation and misinformation | Government transparency | Privacy and data protection | Public Policy | Research | Terrorism and violent extremism