How to Combat Election Interference


Free Online Workshop | Exclusive for Public Servants & Policymakers | Tuesday 14th July, 5:00pm CET


Election interference has been a growing concern in recent years with hostile foreign and domestic actors developing new and increasingly effective strategies to influence elections from the United States to Brazil.

Rather than re-opening a conversation about the nature of the challenges faced, this exchange will seek to dig into some of the solutions being tried around the world, by governments, civil society organizations and digital platforms themselves. Hear from outside experts and public servants working on the issue right now and come away with practical policy approaches that can be adapted to different circumstances.

What you’ll learn:

  • How different sectors – government, civil society and digital platforms – are addressing the threat
  • Which policies have been most effective – and which haven’t
  • What to look out for over the rest of 2020 with COVID-19 impacting the way elections are carried out

Who you’ll hear from:

  • Philip Howard, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute and Professor of Internet Studies at University of Oxford
  • Chinmayi Arun, Resident Fellow of the Information Society Project, Yale Law School
  • Daniel Kreiss, Associate Professor in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Matti Schneider, Chief Innovation Officer, French Office of the Ambassador for Digital Affairs

Who should register:

This workshop is for anyone working in or with government who is thinking about how to combat election disinformation.


Open to all participants from the public service, civil society, and academia. If you are not yet a member of Apolitical, you will be taken to a signup page that will automatically register you for the workshop.

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