Join us for the Week of Action Against Disinformation

Global Exchange and ProtestFacebook.org are teaming up with MediaJusitce and the Disinfo Defense League to combat disinformation spread on social media the week ahead of the election. Together we will push back against disinformation campaigns aimed at silencing and suppressing the vote – particularly targeting voters of color.  We invite you to take part and take action.  Here’s how:

Week of Action

Spot and Stop Disinformation:  All week track and report disinformation. Do not engage with disinformation (any clicks, responses, or reactions only trigger algorithms to share it more widely).  Instead, report it here. 

Global Exchange is working with the Common Cause Education Fund and the Election Protection Coalition as part of an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections. Cyber voter suppression poses a major threat to voter access, which is why we need grassroots power to provide voter support and disrupt disinformation. As a part of this work, we have developed resources to train a vast network of Social Media Monitors. Get started monitoring on your own by using this guide alongside this training video.  If you’re interested in becoming a non-partisan volunteer, go to www.protectthevote.net

Featured events during the week of action include:

Twitter Block Party.
Monday, Oct 26th 1pm PT – 2pm PT: Join us and the Disinfo Defense League for a Twitter BLOCK PARTY to kick off our Week of Action Against Disinformation. Follow along here, @mediajustice, + #disruptdisinfo to join the conversation 

Movement Leader Roundtable: Racialized Discrimination in the Digital Age
Wednesday, Oct 28th 11 a.m. PT.. Hear from MediaJustice, United We Dream, UltraViolet, Stop Online Violence Against Women, and AAJC. Streaming on: https://www.facebook.com/MediaJustice

How to Research Media Manipulation?
Thursday, October 29, 8 a.m.PT: The Shorenstein Center’s Technology and Social Change Team featuring Brian Friedberg, Gabby Lim, Emily Dreyfuss, and Brandi Collins-Dexter
Streaming on: https://medium.com/bigiftrue

Need Structural Changes in Media with a Racial Justice
Friday, October 30, 8 a.m. PT.  Lens. Dr. Joan Donovan, disinformation expert, in conversation with Steven Renderos, executive director of MediaJustice
Streaming on: https://medium.com/bigiftrue

Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA): How to Take Action with Disinformation Experts. 

Friday, October 30, 8am PT:Experts at Fight For The Future, Access Now, Mozilla, PEN America, Wikimedia, GQR, and Common Cause
Join: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA