Factual Democracy Project is pioneering a multi-disciplinary response to the extreme right coalition and the weaponization of the Internet.
There are four sectors doing work in this space: tech, media, national security/diplomacy, and civil society. There is a growing body of conversations and research but it exists largely in silos.
Democracy as we know it is in danger but we can’t save it until we understand the problem fully. The more we know about what happens in the dark corners of the Internet, the more we understand about how Donald Trump taps into those forces, the better equipped we are to fight back. We all need a basic working knowledge of disinformation, how hate groups organize online, and influence operations.
Factual Democracy Project will be that resource for you, and anyone committed to these same goals.
About Melissa Ryan
Melissa Ryan is the Founder of Factual Democracy Project and the author of the Ctrl Alt Right Delete weekly newsletter. She’s spent a decade leading digital campaigns for nonprofits and political races, including EMILY’s List, Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, the New Organizing Institute, and Senator Russ Feingold.
Ryan is an expert on the intersection of politics, media, and technology. She’s often called on by conference organizers and the press to speak on these topics.