Knight Foundation Awards $5.5 Million In Grants Examining Misinformation’s Impact On Democracy

 Knight Foundation Awards $5.5 Million In Grants Examining Misinformation’s Impact On Democracy

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced Wednesday that it was awarding $5.5 million in new grants to study a variety of issues involving the intersection of technology, media misinformation and democracy. According to Knight’s press release, the funding will be used to “advance research of issues such as online content moderation, mis- and disinformation online, freedom of expression across digital platforms and liability for content posted online.”

The funding involves four different tranches, including:

A $1.5 million competitive call for research proposals that will inform effective interventions to combat disinformation campaigns aimed at communities of color. Because these communities have been…

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