Battle Testing aims to find a solution to some of the disconnects between tool developers, digital security trainers, and end-users in the Internet freedom community.

The goal of ‘Battle Testing’ is to create a baseline of data and guidelines that allows the Internet freedom community to make evidence-based and cost-effective decisions about placing tools and knowledge with those in censored and surveilled environments. The project focuses on working with specific groups of at-risk end-users operating in repressive and challenging environments. They will test four hypotheses regarding which pedagogical methods result in maximum uptake with activists from these high-risk communication environments. Data collected from the assessment and the pedagogical study will be analyzed to propose evidence-based pedagogical approaches to training at-risk users.