Knight Announces New Investments in Tech and Democracy Research


Recognizing the impact of technology on our democracy, Knight Foundation is announcing a $5.5 million set of new investments today that will help advance research of issues such as online content moderation, mis- and disinformation online, freedom of expression across digital platforms and liability for content posted online.

The investments include a $1.5-million open call for proposals for new research that can lead to effective interventions to mitigate the effects of racialized disinformation or targeted manipulation of communities of color. These communities have been disproportionately impacted by this type of content.

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