We've also published "Opaque and Overstretched: How platforms failed to curb disinformation during the German 2021 election" – our analysis of social media platforms' performance in the German Bundestag election.
Based on Mozilla's elections-related research, we have compiled a list of requirements that governments and populations should demand of platforms before any major election. Contexts will vary from country to country, but our minimum standards can better ensure that platforms do what’s necessary, not what’s convenient.
The German Bundestag Election 2021 – blogs and analysis
In the run-up to and chaotic days after the highly contentious US election, tech platforms adopted a wide variety of new approaches to tackle disinformation and misinformation. We took a closer look at their policies and commitments to dealing with election-related disinformation and misinformation and made suggestions for what best practice looks like around the world.
Dive into our research and analysis from U.S. 2020:
The U.S. Elections 2020 – blogs and analysis
Misinformation in the 2020 US Elections: A Timeline of Platform Changes (1 of 3)
Mozilla is publishing this election misinformation policy timeline to help policymakers, journalists, researchers and the public better understand what happened during the US election, both to shed light on misinformation on various platforms and to better prepare for future elections around the world.
Advocacy Dec. 15, 2020
Platform Accountability and Elections: Lessons Learned
Tech platforms took unprecedented -- and sometimes divergent -- steps to combat election misinformation, but questions remain about how effective they were, whether they will continue these measures, and whether and how they will apply them to future elections around the world.
Advocacy Oct. 16, 2020
Mozilla Sheds Light on Platform Election Policies
Ahead of a watershed U.S. election, internet platforms are introducing a range of unprecedented policies to curb the spread of election-related misinformation and disinformation. These policies are changing frequently ahead of November 3, and it can be difficult to track who’s doing what — and how it will impact voters before, during, and after the election.