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:

Spreading Disinformation

Our democracy’s supreme power is vested in its people; it is government by public opinion. Stopping the spread of disinformation is crucial for creating a shared sense of reality among a shared community — a prerequisite for the healthy exchange of ideas necessary for any successful democracy. To that end, Protect Democracy seeks regulatory and legal solutions to stem the creation and flow of disinformation, as well as remedies that make society more resilient against the spread of disinformation. We serve all consumers of public information, with a particular focus on those communities who will be most harmed by the erosion of democracy.

Our work:

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