Why We Invested
MediaJustice (formerly Center for Media Justice) is building a coalition to Change the Terms of social media platforms: addressing hateful activities, including harassment and threats, against people of color and women - speech that is not protected under the first amendment.
The campaign to Change the Terms challenges platforms to take responsibility for their role as stewards of the digital public square. By raising public awareness, greater pressure can be placed on digital platforms to implement better policies and practices.
Bigotry in any form undermines our democracy, and Democracy Fund is proud to support MediaJustice and the Change the Terms campaign to protect the right of every person to safely participate in public dialogue - both in person and online.