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
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.
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.
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.