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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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.

Date Updated: Nov 16, 2021

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MapBox

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.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Oct 18, 2021

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Tella

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 partner they're working with when they have internet access.

Date Updated: Oct 08, 2021

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Open311

Open311 is a form of technology that provides open channels of communication for issues that concern public space and public services. Primarily, Open311 refers to a standardized protocol for location-based collaborative issue-tracking.

Date Updated: Oct 05, 2021

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Cofacts

Fact checking bot system for LINE.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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Meltwater

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

Date Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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0archive

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

Date Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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Webflow

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

Date Updated: Sep 14, 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 available data.

Date Updated: Aug 31, 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.

Date 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.

Date Updated: Aug 30, 2021

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Vote Compass

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

Date Updated: Aug 16, 2021

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Mattermost

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

Date Updated: Aug 16, 2021

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Polimeter

A system for tracking politician's promises

Date 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 accessible. Very user-friendly and simple to use, and can be expanded easily to other countries, as long as you have a network of people who can run the app.

Date Updated: Aug 03, 2021

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WebEx

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

Date Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Youtube Live

A live video streaming service that integrates with Zoom and other video conferencing or webinar tools.

Date Updated: Jul 30, 2021

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Mentimeter

Create interactive presentations and meetings in real time.

Date Updated: Jul 30, 2021