Work

We focus our work with partners in areas where we believe we can spark immediate, lasting change: policy and advocacy, research, technology and civic engagement. Our objective is to surge capacity into near-term opportunities, prove the potential for change, and attract sustainable funding for our partners from the broader philanthropic community.
Policy/Advocacy

Policy/Advocacy

We work globally to develop and advance a public policy agenda that sets fair rules and standards for Big Tech companies, ensuring they better serve democracy. Through direct advocacy with policymakers and grassroots campaigning, we promote new policies that give individuals control over their data, while protecting them from harmful content and online manipulation.
Research

Research

We support a network of researchers studying the interplay between democracy and technology, with the aim of informing current policy debates. With our partners, we are interested in the ways technology is harming democracy, how this can be reversed and how to design effective legal and regulatory systems.
Technology

Technology

We collaborate with those in the technology community focused on doing good. We support the design and implementation of new tools that support in-depth research, activist engagement and educational insight into digital threats to democracy. We plan to have a rolling open call for technology projects and fellowships to drive this work forward and help consumers understand that there are alternative products and services that are designed in the public interest.
Civic engagement

Civic engagement

We work with organisations that help educate the public about the problems caused by digital threats to democracy and the subversion of the internet. In particular, we are focused on scaling successful experiments in digital literacy and storytelling, including using entertainment to raise awareness about the issues.