Why We Invested
While a free and open internet creates immense social value, it can also be used to engage in hateful activities and to do so at a large scale. Free Press is working to create a new deal for the digital age with a focus on racial and gender equity. To accomplish this, they co-founded and co-lead Change the Terms, a coalition of civil rights, human rights, technology policy, and consumer protection organizations that believe tech companies need to do more to combat hateful conduct on their platforms.
Bigotry in any form undermines our democracy, and Democracy Fund is proud to support Free Press and the Change the Terms campaign to protect the right of every person to safely participate in public dialogue - both in person and online.