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Taking on the Threat

As Americans, we have strong tools rooted in our Constitution and system of checks and balances to prevent our democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government. With experience upholding the guardrails of democracy in the American government, and working with experts who study the rise and fall of democracies around the world, we’ve identified key areas of risk that need our immediate attention.

Below is what we’ve done to protect our democracy in each of those key areas:

Fighting Disinformation

Democracy depends on a shared universe of facts. But today’s information environment is so polluted by disinformation that even basic facts are controversial. In order to fight disinformation, we work to address all three pieces of the disinformation pipeline — the speakers, platforms, and audiences — in ways that strengthen, not undermine, both democracy and freedom of speech. We fight disinformation, first, by seeking accountability for sources and “superspreaders” of disinformation through litigation. Second, we expose and disrupt the flow of disinformation on major platforms. And third, we equip target audiences to identify and process disinformation to diffuse its corrosive effects.

Our work:

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