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Open Internet and quality of information: key to preserve integrity of elections

news_080218_elections.jpg © UNESCO 09 February 2018On 8 February, UNESCO and the Global Initiative Network (GNI) held a forum at UNESCO HQ in Paris to examine how Internet could support electoral integrity, as well as counter threats such as disinformation and internet shutdowns which reduced the trust and knowledge of voters. The Colloquium “Improving the information ecosystem to protect the integrity of elections” brought together UNESCO Member States, UN Representatives, national electoral authorities and media organizations with board members of the GNI. The GNI is a multi-stakeholder organization…

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