The Disinformation Diaries

Test your Media Literacy Skills

The Disinformation Diaries is a game-based media literacy tool players can use to understand how disinformation and deepfakes can interfere with democratic elections.

The goal of the project is to increase the media literacy of political candidates and their staff especially as it pertains to election integrity by helping them develop practical skills for navigating disinformation.

In the game, players take on the role of a fictional character, named Truly B. Veritas.

She lost an election to her political rival because of the impact of a deepfake and disinformation campaign deployed against her.

Through a series of diary entries, Truly documents her journey of recovery from the unexpected political defeat to the development of strategies and skills she plans to use to try to win the upcoming election!



Total Play Time: ~10-20 minutes
Note: You can use the two faint arrows in the top left to go back and forth within the game if you would like to view alternative choices.

Once completed, you will gain a certificate of completion! Be sure to post it on your social media channels to showcase that you are in fact, media savvy! #DisinformationDiariesGame #AoDemocracies

 

Update

New edition of the Disinformation Diaries

In the lead up to parliamentary elections in Albania on April 25th, the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, in cooperation with Facebook, has launched a joint media literacy campaign, featuring our online political game “The Disinformation Diaries”.

The game was localized for Albania and will be promoted among Albanian Facebook  users to raise awareness about the potential destructive effect of disinformation and deepfakes on democratic elections.

Play the game here!

Launch

Online Course: Disinformation and Deepfakes

It is becoming increasingly difficult to tell facts from fiction and technological advances are making it harder to trust even what we see with our own eyes. Election interference is by no means a new phenomenon, and the use of disinformation to change opinions of voters or sway the outcome of elections is a strategy as old as democracy itself. But recent years have seen an exponential increase of attention directed towards foreign disinformation campaigns, primarily spurred on by the Russian intervention in the 2016 US presidential election. A form of artificial intelligence and synthetic media – so-called “Deepfakes” – might take this global threat to election integrity to a dangerous new level.

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with CanopyLAB to create a FREE online course about disinformation and deepfakes.

What will you learn?

☑️ Why politicians are increasingly concerned about the impact of dis- and misinformation

☑️ What deepfakes are and how they can be identified

☑️ How and why deepfakes are so dangerous

☑️ What is being done to curb its negative effects

    How do I take the course?

  1. Head over to CanopyLAB and create your FREE account
  2. Once you have your account all set up, go to the search bar and type 'Alliance of Democracies' and follow us - so you can stay up to date with all the news!
  3. Then, find our course titled "The global threat of disinformation to democracy and how AI might make it even worse." Then go ahead, explore it, learn from it, and let us know what you think

On October 31, Georgians will go to the polls to determine their future. These Parliamentary elections will happen  at a pivotal moment. To disrupt Georgia’s democratic development and the process of European and NATO integration, also foreign powers are targeting the upcoming elections.

  The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity (TCEI) initiated the Pledge for Election Integrity to encourage political parties and candidates to commit to their voters that they will not aid and abet those who seek to undermine democracy. Ahead of the elections, we translated and adapted the Disinformation Diaries into Georgian to help improve the media literacy of political candidates and their staff especially as it pertains to election integrity by helping them develop practical skills for navigating disinformation.

Check out the Georgian version here 

Feedback

Help us improve The Disinformation Diaries! The goal of the project is to increase the media literacy of political candidates and their staff especially as it pertains to election integrity by helping them develop practical skills for navigating disinformation.

Please take a moment to provide any information or feedback that will help us further adapt the game to achieve our goal.

Send us your feedback here.

The Disinformation Diaries was designed and developed by Ora D. Tanner, an Election Integrity fellow with the Alliance of Democracies Foundation and the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity. This unique mini-course was part of her research on ways new media can be used for disinformation education and to increase media literacy as it relates to elections interference by deepfakes.