The election commissions of Georgia, Philippines and Kenya, were awarded recognitions during the prestigious International Electoral Awards, organized by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies. All three were recognized for election events in which they partnered with Smartmatic.
Election systems and processes are especially vulnerable to the spread of disinformation. This type of false content, including videos, infographics, memes, data and articles, can significantly diminish the effectiveness and credibility of election management bodies around the world.
In the runup to the 2016 elections, the Philippine social media landscape was swamped with false and misleading information not just about the candidates but more alarmingly, about the Commission on Elections itself
To help election officials prepare for a fake news-driven crisis, Smartmatic has just released the second edition of its popular “Safeguarding Elections in the Age of Fake News” handbook.
“Safeguarding Elections in the Age of Fake News” covers everything from how to set up your crisis team to what documents to prepare ahead of a disinformation event.
In 2022, Latin America had more than 392 million social network users, second only to the Asia-Pac region. Facebook and TikTok were the two most widely used platforms.