Center for an Informed Public’s Election Integrity Partnership work ramps up as November approaches

Oct 8, 2020

In July, the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public joined forces with the Stanford Internet Observatory, the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Lab and network analysis firm Graphika to stand up a nonpartisan rapid-response analysis team, the Election Integrity Partnership, to detect and mitigate the impact of attempts to prevent or deter people from voting or to delegitimize election results. 

As voters across the United States prepare to participate in federal, state and local elections in November — or pursue early voting or options for absentee or mail-in balloting — a team of CIP researchers, staff members and UW students, including postdoctoral scholars, PhD students, master’s students and undergraduate research assistants, has been incredibly busy with Election Integrity Partnership monitoring and analysis work.

Recent highlights of CIP contributions to EIP analysis work include:

The Election Integrity Partnership’s work was recently praised by The New York Times editorial board, which has called on tech companies to create a “clear, explicit framework for what qualifies as electoral misinformation and disinformation,” adding that for a template, “they could look to the work of the Election Integrity Partnership, which built a framework for grading Big Tech’s election security policies and has determined ‘that few platforms have comprehensive policies on election-related content.’”

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CIP News & Insights | Oct. 8, 2020 Newsletter

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