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Feb 27, 2024

Protecting Democratic Elections through Safeguarding Information Integrity

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In 2024, nearly 3 billion people will have the opportunity to cast ballots in democratic elections all around the world, IDEA reports.

Safeguarding the integrity of these elections will require, in part, the availability of reliable election-related information, confidence in credible journalism and access to a diversity of viewpoints.

Bad actors abuse artificial intelligence (AI), notably large language models and generative AI, to distort facts, develop deepfakes, create noise and micro-target audiences with hyper-segmented messages, it reports.

To combat these abuses, platforms and states must implement policy and regulatory safeguards to ensure the integrity of the information space; independent electoral management bodies (EMBs) should play a role in ensuring access to reliable election-related content.

This Policy Brief provides the top 10 recommendations and most important measures that should be taken to fight bad actors’ abuse of artificial intelligence (AI), distorted facts, development of deep fakes, creation of noise and micro-target audiences with hyper segmented messages

The Policy Brief will be soon available in French, German and Spanish, adds IDEA note.


Publication date 30 January 2024

Language(s) English and Français (French)

Number of pages 6

Co-Publisher(s) Forum on Information & Democracy; Democracy Reporting International

ISBN 978-91-7671-730-1 (PDF)