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Disinformation Project

Fighting for Truth

CDR works with civil society organizations to collect, analyze, and report on disinformation.

TWe worked with 45 civil society organizations to create a crowdsourced data set, making information that was previously locked up in the silos of individual organizations available to trusted investigators and researchers. The resulting knowledge has helped civil society fight disinformation by providing a vast, contextualized view of activity in their communities, enabling early intervention and response.

The Problem

Limited Data

Limited Data

Disinformation data gathering was limited.

Complicated Processes

Complicated Processes

Disinformation data analysis was complicated and not easily done at scale.

Inaccessible Data

Inaccessible Data

Disinformation datasets were inaccessible.

Our Solution

Disinformation Tools and Processes

CDR customized, deployed, and supported our Waterbear platform to allow for easy, contextualized reporting of disinformation.

Making Data Easy to Analyze

Large amounts of data were tagged, made easy to work with, and made available for pattern detection.

Crowdsourcing Disinformation Data

Waterbear enables disparate coalitions of frontline partners to easily collect, and aggregate disinformation.

Making Data Accessible

We ensured disinformation data could be easily accessed by those who can best put it to use.

The Outcomes

Democratized Data

Democratized Data

Previously inaccessible disinformation data is gathered, identified and shared, opening up insight into disinformation cases that couldn’t be detected by machines.

Tactics Exposed

Tactics Exposed

Disinformation tactics and targets have been revealed, and ongoing campaigns have been exposed and disrupted.

Smarter Response

Smarter Response

Data-assisted strategies can be used to better identify and respond to disinformation.

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