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Building resilience against Disinformation: Free Hive Mind Courses and blogs.

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In the digital age, where information serves as both a tool and a weapon, Hive Mind emerges as a stronghold for digital activists. It’s a place where civil society actors can bolster their digital resilience and engage in a meaningful exchange of practices. Hive Mind provides informative free blogs and free courses.

A Community of Digital Defenders

Hive Mind serves as an online learning hub for a diverse community of digital activists, trainers, and civil society organizations. Members have access to free courses, local actions training sessions, tools, and insightful informative free blogs aimed at countering disinformation effectively. Developed by TechSoup in collaboration with local allies across Brazil, Colombia, and South Africa, it’s part of the Best Practices in Exporting Expertise to Counter Russian Disinformation (BPEE) project within TechSoup’s Digital Activism Program. Spearheaded by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) and supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center (GEC).

Mission: Strengthening Digital Resilience

Hive Mind’s mission is to fortify resilience against disinformation and propaganda in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. It equips local communicators and civil society with training and tools to identify, expose, and counteract disinformation effectively.

Empowering Through Free Education

There is a proliferation of manipulated media, fake news, and manipulated videos through AI   tools, the media literacy-free self-paced courses serve a crucial purpose. The free courses equip individuals to identify disinformation and discern truth from falsehood in an increasingly digital landscape. Registering for the free self-paced courses, will equip you to navigate the deluge of information with confidence, learn to counter disinformation, and encourage you to question the authenticity and credibility of content you encounter online.

Register today for the free self-paced courses:

Countering Disinformation course

Digital safety and security course

Digital Campaigning Basics course

Organizational Resilience course

Open data for Civil Society Organizations course

Online campaigning advanced course

Media literacy course 

Building Positive Narratives course

Strategic Partnerships for a Greater Impact

Phambano Technology Development Centre NPC in partnership with TechSoup Global Network and DFRLAb partnered together to bring the Hive Mind instance to equip people about countering disinformation. The Lead Partner of the BPEE project is the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), and the initiative is generously supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center (GEC). These partnerships reflect the collective effort to build a resilient response to disinformation and propaganda, particularly in regions like Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

Resources at Your Fingertips

Our free blogs aim to provide accessible and reliable information to help readers debunk myths, and deceptive tactics to become more discerning consumers of media. Learn how to distinguish between various types of disinformation, and deep fakes and avoid traps such as echo chambers, polarization, or propaganda.  Enroll in our free media literacy course and master skills to decode, analyze, and understand messages around you.  Hive Mind blogs will improve your critical thinking skills, deepen your understanding of mechanisms behind disinformation, show you how to take control of your exposure online, and also ways of using technology to create positive change and mobilize supporters for your cause. Learn more about the tools to tackle disinformation more effectively.

Join the Hive Mind Community

Hive Mind is a dynamic and innovative platform that aims to go beyond the conventional digital frameworks. It is driven by a vision to transform the digital landscape in a way that will benefit society at large. The unwavering support of TechSoup and its network of partners, you have access to a multitude of resources that will enable you to make a tangible difference. By joining us on this journey, you can contribute to shaping the future of digital activism and creating a better world for all. So, let’s come together and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

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