Community mitigation

Mitigation can come from technology companies, law makers, civil society organizations, journalists, and political groups, but also from the public. Sometimes individuals online come together to take action against media manipulation campaigns, and attempt to correct the record or shine light on the campaign strategies being employed. When this happens on a scale large enough to impact or overshadow the campaign, we deem it “community mitigation.” 

Community mitigation efforts happen across various platforms and take various forms, including hashtag hijacking, mass reporting of the accounts of campaign participants, as well as employing counter speech that injects an alternative narrative into the discourse.

Community mitigation is a Casebook value under the "Mitigation" variable in the code book.

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