How we work

 Working mainly behind the scenes, we mobilise civil society organisations, activists and funders across the world to call out digital threats and take joint action.

A panel led by Digital Action at the Skoll World Forum

Convening is our superpower. 

We build impactful campaigns and coalitions to speak up about online harms; platform inequity between the global north and global south; and solutions that Big Tech could adopt to make the internet more equitable. 

We ensure there’s a powerful civil society voice in policy discussions, informed by a long-term view of how individual efforts can snowball to systemic change. The People vs Big Tech coalition and the Global Alliance Against Digital Hate and Extremism are examples of impactful collectives and work we have been proud to support.

We work in three ways:

Coordinating campaigns

We coordinate campaigns and coalitions which help communities seize moments of opportunity. We connect sectors, local activists and global policy debates. And we bring together diverse stakeholders to act together with a shared purpose.

Powerful storytelling

We help capture and tell stories which highlight the urgent need for platform accountability. We help marginalized communities harmed by Big Tech to share their stories, to make the case for change, and to inspire new allies to join the movement.

Global knowledge-sharing

We generate knowledge that serves the movement fighting against digital threats to democracy and human rights. Our research is shaped by the gaps identified by civil society, and includes a focus on the “how” of changemaking.

Postcard of boats in a flotilla

Our strategic focus

Big Tech has underinvested and under-resourced the safeguarding of their platforms everywhere, but most acutely in countries outside of the US and Europe. Our strategic focus is to build a global movement of civil society organisations funders and media to pressure Big Tech to address this imbalance. This is more important than ever as 65 elections are due to take place in 2024 and democracy is at risk of digital harms.