The Campaign for Democracy

The Campaign for Democracy

The Campaign for Democracy program aims to become the world’s leading eco-system of dissidents and supporters of democracy. The campaign will undertake a continuous public relations campaign engaging supporters of democracy worldwide and building a powerful intellectual movement.

The program includes a Transatlantic Commission that works to prevent election interference; a robust online presence and media engagement; support for dissidents to participate in international summits and events; sponsorships for relevant international summits and events; and educational activities for young leaders in the democratic world.

Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019

Democracy couch session

Christopher Walsh, Bush Center, in conversation with Zainab Sulaiman Umar, youth leader in Nigeria and fellow at the National Democratic Institute, and
Chia-Liang Kao, software developer, Taiwan, and fellow at the National Democratic Institute.

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Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019

Democracy couch session

Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director of the European Endowment for Democracy in conversation with Dalel Krichen, Bush Center Women’s Initiative Fellowship Program, Tunesia,  and Gunawan Primasatya, Sikola Mombine Foundation, Indonesia, and fellow at the International Republican Institute.

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Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019

Democracy couch session

Derek Mitchell, President of the National Democratic Institute in conversation with Siwar Douss, Bush Center Women's Initiative Fellowship, Tunesia, and Hsu Mon Aung, Scholar, Alumni of Liberty and Leadership Forum, Bush Center, Myanmar.

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Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019

Democracy couch session

Daniel Twining, President of the International Republican Institute in conversation with Juela Hamati, Vice President of EDYN, Albania, and Diana Moukalled, Journalist and writer, Lebanon.

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Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2019

Work shop on Deep Fakes

Interactive work shop session on deep fakes with Faculty
and Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center

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News

The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity launches Pledge for Election Integrity

The Pledge for Election Integrity calls on candidates for the upcoming European elections in May 2019 to take a stand against election interference by increasing transparency and fight the use of disinformation in campaigns.

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Column

For election hackers, a new and more dangerous tool

Commissioners for the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity Michael Chertoff and Eileen Donahoe write for Reuters about the threat deepfake technology poses to our democracies.

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Video

The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity's work to fight deepfake technology

How does deepfake technology affect our democracies? The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity is examining this crucial question and coming up with solutions to fight disinformation and foreign election meddling.

 

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We must defend our democracy as robustly as we would defend our borders

Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaking at a European Commission conference on preventing election interference.

Press Release

Macedonia referendum: Twitter bots up their activity

As Macedonia’s name referendum approaches, the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity has uncovered evidence that automated Twitter accounts have swung behind an effort to suppress voter turnout.
 

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks about election interference at YES Conference 2018

Co-chair of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, Anders Fogh Rasmussen explains the challenge of election meddling by foreign actors, and how it is likely to evolve in the coming years. Introducing the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, he describes just a few ways in which we plan to raise awareness of the challenge and develop tech tools to monitor and inoculate against foreign meddling in the future.

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Press Release

Transatlantic legislators unite to step up efforts against election meddling

Despite the recent bizarre election meddling double-denial from Presidents Trump and Putin, lawmakers from both sides of the Atlantic joined forces to demand stronger action against meddling and foul play. Governments, legislatures, social media companies, and civil society are all called upon to step up their efforts. 

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BBC News

Election interference to be sniffed out by early-alert system

An early warning system to spot attempts to subvert elections is being developed by the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, which was created to combat efforts to skew election debate. Its software scours social media and other parts of the net to hunt out attempts to seed subversive content. But experts warn nation states may answer with more sophisticated tactics. "We're trying to create high reliability and easy-to-use tools for civil organisations to use and see what's happening in real time so they can counter it," said Fabrice Pothier, a spokesman for the commission.

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Press Release

Elections still face risk of foreign interference on both sides of the Atlantic, high-level commission warns

A transatlantic, bi-partisan group of political, tech, business and media leaders are warning that neither side of the Atlantic is adequately prepared for the next wave of election meddling coming their way in 20+ major elections before 2020. The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity (TCEI) includes a former NATO Chief, US Homeland Security Secretary, US Vice-President, heads of state and senior political, media and tech figures.

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Bloomberg News

The West Still Isn’t Prepared to Stop Russia Meddling in Our Elections

It’s not just the United States—European countries aren’t ready, either.

In POLITICO Magazine, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Michael Chertoff, the two co-chairs of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, makes the case for transatlantic cooperation to ensure the protection of the 20 elections in the next two years, and the integrity of our institutions as such. Looking at recent cases of election meddling in both the U.S. and Europe, and the patchy responses from our democratic institutions, there is every reason to believe that these elections provide 20 ripe new targets for Russia and others to interfere.

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Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity

The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity will seek to fill a critical gap by fostering a more transatlantic and collective approach to prevent the next wave of election interference. It will raise awareness of public and governments on what foreign powers, especially Russia, are doing to undermine liberal democracies. The Commission will recommend concrete actions to governments, traditional and new media actors, private sector and non-governmental organizations. Transatlantic and bipartisan in nature, the Commission will seek to share lessons learned between decision-makers and institutions on both sides of the Atlantic.

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