Election Resource Library - Media and Election Literacy

The “How to Protect Yourself” guide: specifically crafted for individuals looking to bolster their defenses against disinformation. This track equips individuals with practical tactics to inoculate against deceptive narratives while also offering valuable insights into safeguarding electoral processes.

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Safeguarding Our Elections: Enhanced Electoral Integrity Planning

Staffan Darnolf
Explores the integrity risks confronting election administrators worldwide. From election fraud to logistical challenges, the authors propose proactive solutions, which include Integrity Risk Assessments and Control Plans, to fortify electoral processes and uphold their credibility in the face of evolving threats.


Digital Threats to Democratic Elections: How Foreign Actors Use Digital Techniques to Undermine Democracy

Chris Tenove, Jordan Buffie, Spencer McKay, David Moscrop
The report provides a synthesis of current (as of 2017) research on foreign actors’ use of digital techniques to interfere in election with an emphasis on social science findings. It employed a threat model to answer electoral security concerns.


11 Ways to Fight Election Misinformation

Ken Budd
This blog post offers a variety of ways to prevent misinformation in the upcoming 2024 elections.

How the news media persuades: Framing Effects and Beyond

Thomas J. Leeper, Rune Slothuus
The “framing concept” is a critical tool of anyone trying to argue persuasively. This chapter elaborates on a standardized definition of this concept, and seeks to thereby clarify language around the study of persuasion.

Preparing for Generative AI in the 2024 Election: Recommendations and Best Practices Based on Academic Research

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Brandice Canes-Wrone, Andrew B. Hall, Kristian Lum, Gregory J. Martin, Yamil Ricardo Velez
An overview of how AI might shape the 2024 elections and best practices for voters to safeguard against it.

Cat Park: The truth has whiskers

U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, U.S. Embassy The Hague, Tilt, Gusmanson Design, the University of Cambridge, Stichting Sofisterij
A free, cute online game that walks you through a fun disinformation plot. Mastermind a campaign against a city initiative to build a cat park. Made by the US government and suggested for players 15 years of age and older.

Bad News

Gasmanson, Tilt and the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab
A free online game where you create your own disinformation campaign using 6 main tactics: impersonation, conspiracy, emotion, polarization, discrediting and trolling. Intended for ages 14 y/o+, takes around 20 minutes to complete, and is scientifically backed with a public report.

How “debunking” misinformation works

Will Croxton, article, Lesley Stahl, video correspondent
This is a 60 Minute episode exploring media literacy tactics such as prebunking (which is similar to debuunking but occurs prior to the misinformation exposure).

How to improve your media literacy skills

Amanda Wicks
A short and easy-to-read blog post that explains four steps to improving media literacy.

Sifting Through the Pandemic:
Information hygiene for the Covid-19 infodemic

Mike Caulfield
This site is from the COVID-19 era, but does a great job of teaching media literacy tools for adults in an interactive format. Simple language, explanations shown through gifs and videos, and thorough with unique tactics.

Fake News & Digital Media Literacy: Understanding the Problem

Central Methodist University
A thorough, interactive guide and resource library on mis/disinformation from the early medieval period to now.

Election Official Handbook: Preparing for Election Day Misinformation

Election Integrity Partnership
Detailed explanation of 2024 election misinformation trends and what to expect as we get closer to the election with data analyzed through the Center for Internet Security. It is a useful tool for looking at current, concise, and well-analyzed narratives that might affect your own community.


A Misinformation Expert’s Top Tips to Slow the Spread of Misleading Information in the 2024 Election

Georgetown University
Georgetown Professor Leticia Bodes comments on misinformation technology and the 2024 election. She provides insight on what misinformation to expect in this upcoming elections.


Election Security Rumor vs. Reality

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
CISA’s clarifications and responses to common current election rumors.


“Lies All the Way Down” – Combating 2024 Election Disinformation

Lisa Macpherson and Rajan Srinivasan
Public Knowledge studies how digital platforms manage misinformation regarding global events while showcasing real-world examples and suggesting policy implications. Their latest report explores the evolving challenges posed by AI-generated disinformation ahead of the 2024 U.S. presidential election with proposed proactive solutions.

News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project
A group dedicated to hosting webinars and infographics for 2024 misinformation trends. They focus on ensuring that the audience can distinct fact from fiction and make well-informed voting decisions