Guides and Tools

This library of "DemTools" consists of software, approaches, toolkits and guides that DemTech regards as trusted technology-related resources for the democracy community. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather a curated list of tools and resources known by DemTech experts to be valuable for enabling democratic actors to conduct their work in a safe, reliable, and cost effective way.

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A tool designed to provide women who participate in politics with a confidential way to assess their individual security and make a plan to increase their safety.

Description Updated: Nov 18, 2021

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Google Advanced Protection Program

A service that allows Google users (people with Gmail/Google accounts) to adopt enhanced security setting on their accounts. Users with high visibility and sensitive information stored in their Google accounts should strongly consider enrolling in Advanced Protection. Enrollment is free for any…

Description Updated: Nov 17, 2021

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Countering Disinformation Guide

A guide to promoting information integrity. This living project provides an outline of what’s being done to address the challenge in key areas and provides a searchable database of the organizations around the world engaged in making the digital landscape safe for democracy.

Description Updated: Nov 16, 2021

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Mapbox is a company that offers one most-used digital mapping tools in the world, making geo-referenced data more easy to understand across hundreds of thousands of websites and mobile phone applications. Mapbox is a significant contributor to open-source mapping libraries and applications.

Description Updated: Oct 28, 2021

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Google Translate

Google's free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between over 100 languages.

Description Updated: Oct 18, 2021

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Tella is a mobile data collection application for Android by Horizontal. Tella was designed from the ground up for security, and allows users to hide and encrypt sensitive material in a secure container on their mobile device, and securely send this material to the servers of the organization or…

Description Updated: Oct 08, 2021

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Tool for scraping content from websites/social media for analysis.

Description Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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Fact checking bot system for LINE.

Description Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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An online media monitoring tool that enables tracking of both social and traditional media platforms.

Description Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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Google Dialogflow

A natural language understanding platform created by Google to design and integrate a conversational user interface into mobile apps, web applications, devices, bots, interactive voice response systems and related uses.

Description Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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A simple website builder that doesn't require the ability to write code. Integrates well with AWS and Cloudflare.

Description Updated: Sep 14, 2021

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Open Internet Democracy Initiative

A set of principles for an open internet and global network designed to empower and improve the digital rights literacy of activists and civil society organizations in the Global South.

Description Updated: Aug 31, 2021

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Open Election Data Initiative

An initiative that applies open data principles to the context of elections. The Initiative contains two main components:
- The Election Data Guide outlines which open data principles are most important in elections.
- The Election Data Academy helps civic actors use and analyze…

Description Updated: Aug 31, 2021

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Document Cloud

A tool that allows users to upload documents and extract data in a form that is more easy to organize, analyze, annotate, search, and embed.

Description Updated: Aug 30, 2021



A system for tracking politician's promises

Description Updated: Aug 16, 2021

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Vote Compass

A system to match voters to parties based on their concerns and preferences

Description Updated: Aug 16, 2021

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Mattermost is the leading open source collaboration platform with a thriving community

Description Updated: Aug 16, 2021

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OONI Probe

Creates a network of testers in-country to run the OONI probe in order to better understand the state of censorship. Tests various websites, circumvention tools, and messaging apps to see what is blocked or accessible. The app then gives you a list of what specific websites are blocked or…

Description Updated: Aug 03, 2021

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Create interactive presentations and meetings in real time.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Similar to Google Meet or Zoom for video conferences, but more secure because the platform has end-to-end video encryption.

Description Updated: Jul 30, 2021