This toolkit introduces the Centre for Monitoring and Research’s (CeMI) practical tips and ideas on investigating Abuse of State Resources (ASR) through social media.
This toolkit has been developed as a continuation of CeMI’s pilot investigation in 2021 in the lead up to the Montenegrin 2020 Parliamentary Elections. As part of this pilot initiative, CeMI developed the original methodology and leveraged this approach to identify potential Abuses of State Resources, Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior, and Campaign Violations during the electoral period.
Monitors will get an insight on how social media can help in investigating potential abuses of state resources in digital space, whether as a mean of ASR or as an evidence of ASR.
Toolkit also includes useful tips on how to document and report research findings, as well as tools and other practical tips that may facilitate investigation efforts.