Combatting Disinformation in Communities of Color

Sponsor Deadline: 

Sep 15, 2021


John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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The Knight Foundation is seeking proposals for research that can lead to effective interventions that help fight disinformation campaigns targeting communities of color. The Knight Foundation is inviting researchers, scholars and journalists from around the country to submit their ideas for projects up to $175,000 by September 15, 2021.


The Knight Foundation supports research and scholarship to better understand how technology is transforming our democracy and to help ensure society is equipped to make evidence-based decisions on how to govern and manage the now-digital public square. The Foundation supports research on a broader set of issues including online content moderation, mis- and disinformation online, freedom of expression across digital platforms and liability for content posted online.