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Disinformation Toolkit 2.0


Disinformation Toolkit 2.0 builds on its predecessor by looking more broadly at the many ways disinformation impacts the work of civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are active in defense of human rights, humanitarian action, and across sectors of international development around the globe.

We invite you to explore this online version of the toolkit or to download the PDF version of Disinformation Toolkit 2.0, which is best viewed in Adobe Acrobat.

This report includes framing context to strategically understand and respond to disinformation in the aid sector (part 1), followed by three separate but linked sets of analyses, recommendations, and tools (parts 2, 3, and 4) spanning core perspectives relevant to InterAction Member organizations. Finally, this document includes relevant resources, databases of potential counter-disinformation partners, and policy perspectives among the annexes. With the exception of part 1, each section of this report includes tools, examples, and recommendations for organizations and individuals targeted by disinformation or confronting its harmful impact in the context of their civil society, development, or humanitarian work around the globe.

This second iteration of the Disinformation Toolkit takes inspiration from three sources:

  • A desk review of dis- and misinformation related work on InterAction Members’ and Associate Members’ websites, as well as the latest research and recommendations from global experts, researchers, think tanks, and universities;
  • More than 60 follow-up interviews with InterAction staff across sectors, disinformation experts across the InterAction community, as well as researchers and relevant civil society, NGO, donor, and foundation staff;
  • Peer review by more than 20 InterAction staff, InterAction Member organization staff, and sector experts.

We look forward to feedback on this document as well as collaboration on and around the disinformation challenge with our Members and organizations across the sector working to eliminate extreme poverty, strengthen human rights and citizen participation, safeguard a sustainable planet, promote peace, and ensure dignity for all people.

Written by Adam Fivenson.


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