The Influence Industry Project

Learn about, explore research, and discover resources on the industry using our personal data to influence citizens in political campaigns.
Political influence is conducted through an industry of consultants, technology companies, and platforms. The role of the industry in politics is extensive, shrouded in mystery, and can have serious consequences for our political experience and, consequently, social and economic life.
The Influence Industry Project supports civil society to respond to the influence industry through three areas of work. Firstly, we share research and case studies detailing how political influence takes place worldwide. Secondly, through our learning hub and training, we provide a guided tour of research, frameworks and skills to build the capacity of professionals monitoring, regulating or otherwise working on political influence. Finally, we support the engagement of concerned citizens by developing resources on digital and political literacy. All of our published research, audio and visual materials, and commentary are also available on the resources page.

Assets, resources and materials you can discover, use and adapt:

  • The Influence Industry Explorer: an accessible database of 500 industry actors
  • Country case studies
  • Guides and guidebooks
  • A learning hub
  • Multimedia resources like animations, podcast series and more

Tactical Tech Skills are interesting for:

  • Journalists, Researchers, investigators and evidence seekers
  • Civil society organisations and rights groups
  • Experts & decision-makers
  • Other organisations or individuals interested in building and expand their skills