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America’s role in the world

Join the Atlantic Council for conversations on the most critical issues at the intersection of domestic and international affairs that will influence this year’s US elections.

Disinformation was a central vulnerability throughout 2020 U.S. elections. 

A coalition of premier research institutions came together in the Election Integrity Partnership to detect and mitigate disinformation focused on the election, in particular attempts to delegitimize the voting process and election results. 

The Partnership conducted monitoring, including 24/7 during the week of the election, of the information space. It also worked to directly support information exchange between state and local election officials, federal government agencies, social media platforms, civil society organizations, and media.  Working together, the Partnership was committed to nonpartisan analysis and building resilience against disinformation — and other online harms — in the 2020 US presidential election.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 10 at 11 AM EST for a critical discussion with representatives from each of the organizations included in the Election Integrity Partnership: the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, the Stanford Internet Observatory, Graphika, and the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public.

While the Partnership will be publishing a comprehensive report of analysis and findings encapsulating the entirety of our effort in the coming months, this discussion is meant to provide insight into initial, expert reactions and lessons learned on disinformation’s role in American democracy and what to expect going forward…just as soon as the experts have benefited from a full night of sleep.

The Election Integrity Partnership is a coalition of premier research teams focused on supporting real-time monitoring and information exchange between the research community, election officials, government agencies, civil society organizations, and social media platforms. The Partnership, made up of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), the Stanford Internet Observatory, Graphika, and the University of Washington Center for an Informed Public, was created to detect and mitigate the impact of election and voting related misinformation.


Graham Brookie
Director and Managing Editor
Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council

Emerson Brooking
Resident Fellow
Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council

Camille François
Chief Innovation Officer

Alex Stamos
Stanford Internet Observatory

Kate Starbird
Associate Professor
Human Centered Design & Engineering

The Election Integrity Partnership coalition