Information manipulation spans the use of propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation—often leading to exploitation and unethical business practices.. This level of corruption has reshaped the global information landscape creating biases and gaps which threaten economic security and our ability to participate in civic engagement.
Communities and businesses alike should have the power to control their narratives, infrastructure, and futures. However, the recent influx of misinformation and exploitation of labor and resources by bad actors make it difficult—and at times impossible—for democracy to lead. Together we have the power to fight corruption by building a coalition of ethical international business standards and ethical partnerships that prioritize our hemisphere’s security, prosperity, and democracy.
Building your resilience against exploitation, disinformation, and corrupt business practices will empower you to uphold high standards of transparency in your organization, strengthen ethical and equitable partnerships, and protect healthy and inclusive democratic information ecosystems.
Commit yourself to learning more about resilient and transparent practices by testing your understanding of corrupt and exploitative practices today with the YLAI for Integrity: Identifying Exploitative Business Practices Quiz.
A seriously fun game about fake news. The goal of Harmony Square is to expose tactics and manipulation techniques that are used to mislead people, build up a following, or exploit societal tensions for political purposes. Harmony Square works as a psychological “vaccine” against disinformation: playing it builds cognitive resistance against common forms of manipulation that you may encounter online.
If you’re ready to take the next step and let your commitment to integrity, transparency, and truth be known—sign the Anti-Corruption & Pro-Democracy Pledge using Canva.com and share it with your network! Be sure to tag @YLAINetwork and use the hashtag, #YLAINetwork!