Digital Vigilance in Civic Life

Harnessing AI to scrutinize and counteract digital misinformation.
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About

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC)is a nonpartisan non-profit organization that aims to strengthen civic life in America. The Algorithmic Transparency Institute (ATI), a project  of NCoC, focuses on enhancing the transparency of digital platforms that influence civic discourse. They achieve this by developing tools, data collection, and analysis to understand the role of digital media in the spread of problematic content like rumors and misinformation, as well as other subjects relevant to society.  ATI has a proven track record in developing digital public infrastructure technology projects, such as Junkipedia, which is used by a wide range of organizations, academic institutions, and policy makers to understand the online conversation on a range of subjects.

  • Enabling the efficient collection of public social media data using cutting-edge proxy products.
  • Monitoring and analyzing misinformation, disinformation, hate speech, and threats of violence on social media platforms.

Challenge

In the digital age, misinformation spreads rapidly across social media platforms and negatively affects healthy civic discourse and understanding.  ATI recognized the critical need to monitor, report, and analyze this misinformation to ensure a well-informed public. To address this challenge, ATI developed a data collector to gather and analyze data from public pages on social media platforms. With the support of The Bright Initiative and the utilization of Bright Data’s Residential Proxies, ATI is now able to access and collect public social media data efficiently.

Impact

ATI leverages this technology to enhance researchers’ capabilities, allowing for a deeper understanding of the algorithms and processes of digital platforms. This empowers individuals and organizations with knowledge to navigate the digital landscape leading to a more informed and engaged public, reinforcing NCoC’s mission of strengthening civic life in America.

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