We are writing robust reports and holding social media companies accountable. Platforms must agree to prioritize transparency, but until they do, our team is dedicated to uncovering the scale of the problem.
By ensuring third-party oversight with teeth, we can verify that tech companies are doing their utmost to manage and mitigate pervasive disinformation and manipulation in our privately-owned public squares.
Through our reporting, advocacy, and legal team, our community is paving the way for an international civil-liability framework to deter disinfo campaigns in a space that currently has no direct consequences for running them.
Disinformation spreads distrust, fear, and lies. But the more we know about it, the more we can stop it -- share this briefing with friends and family to educate them on the disinformation threat. And read on to see how you to protect yourself!Read briefing
Avaaz has developed 5 legislative principles that should be at the foundation of any initiative to fight disinformation. It is a comprehensive regulatory proposal based on the principles of transparency, responsibility, and freedom. We’ve consulted deeply with academics, lawmakers, civil society, and social media executives to arrive at 5 legislative principles that must inform any democratic effort at legislation: