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Consumer watchdogging efforts use tech to bring transparency and accountability to private sector actors. See also brand organizing, which are specific campaigns targeting corporate brands.

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An app for tracking political advertisements on Meta-owned advertising platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

EU Transparency Centre Reports Archive

Tech company signatories of the voluntary EU Code of Practice on Disinformation report relevant data on disinformation on their platforms

Open Terms Archive

Open Terms Archive publicly records every version of the terms of digital services to enable democratic oversight.

Landlord Tech Watch

Landlord Tech Watch

United States of America (the)

Campaign website explaining landlord / proptech surveillance and what tenants can do to fight back

Marks Out of Tenancy

Marks Out of Tenancy

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Join the thousands of renters rating and reviewing their landlord, letting agent and rental properties.

Digital Rating: отчёты о прозрачности компаний в России

Эксперты проекта Digital Rating исследовали политики и практики популярных веб-сервисов Рунета по раскрытию данных взаимодействия с госорганами, а также соблюдения прав граждан на свободу информации и приватность.

Tow Zone Alerts

We help people avoid getting ticketed and towed when they park on the street through simple SMS alerts.



Latin America

Revisa aquí cómo impacta la evasión de impuestos en las vidas de los habitantes de América Latina


The global archive of research material for investigative reporting.


Search over 120'000 companies to see their controversies and hierarchies! Random Company

Who owns what in NYC?

Who owns what in NYC?

New York City, NY, USA

Use this free tool from JustFix to research your building and investigate landlords! We use property ownership mapping to identify a landlord's portfolio

Consumer Reports Share My Story

A platform for CR members to share their stories on a given topic, like medical bills


Established on the 18th of July 2001, Penplusbytes is a not-for-profit organization driving change through innovations in three key areas: using new digital technologies to enable good governance and accountability, new media and innovations, and driving oversight for effective utilisation of mining, oil and gas revenue and resources.

Center for Digital Democracy

The Center for Digital Democracy’s mission is to ensure that digital technologies serve and strengthen democratic values, institutions and processes. CDD strives to safeguard privacy and civil and human rights, as well as to advance equity, fairness, and community.

Consumer Reports Digital Lab Fellows

The CR Digital Lab offers paid, non-resident fellowships to study the effects of connected products and services.  Fellows will undertake research to increase transparency and advance consumers’ interests in the marketplace—devising new testing frameworks, tools, and procedures to evaluate values such as privacy, security, and fairness. Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse community of technologists, leverage CR’s physical labs and testing infrastructure, and communicate findings to manufacturers, policymakers, and the public. Applications for our 2020 non-resident fellowships are now closed. We appreciate your interest and hope that you will consider applying next year when we reopen applications for the 2021 season.

Open & Disclose

Open & Disclose aims to provide a platform for media organisations, journalists, columnists, and commentators to make public their interests, with the aim of strengthening institutional credibility, accountability, transparency, and trustworthiness.

Widely Viewed Content Dashboard

In the "Widely Viewed Content Report", Facebook provides the 20 individual links and 20 individual posts that were seen by the highest number of people, in the US, for the quarter. In this dashboard, we are tracking objective properties of these 20 posts, links, and the producers behind them, as well as the extent to which it is possible for Facebook users to assess the content from a media literacy perspective.

Ad Observer

Political campaigns spend a lot of money to reach voters on Facebook. Are they telling the truth? Are they saying different things to different people? Help hold them accountable by installing our browser plugin, which sends us the ads you see on Facebook.

Digital Lab Fellowship at Consumer Reports

The Digital Lab Fellowship is a paid, non-resident opportunity to uncover and address emerging consumer harms in the digital world. The Fellowship may be of interest to engineers, computer scientists, information security professionals, independent researchers, academics, social scientists, and others. 

Mastercard City Possible

City Possible™ is a new model for urban innovation in which a global network of cities, businesses, academics and communities work together to make the world’s cities more inclusive and sustainable.

Xnet Institute For Democratic Digitalisation

An activist project working and proposing advanced solutions in fields related to digital rights and democracy: freedom of expression; net neutrality; digital privacy; the free circulation of culture, knowledge and information; mechanisms for transparency, participation and citizen control of power and institutions; the defence of citizen journalism for the right to know, inform and be informed; the technical, communications and legal fight against corruption; and the technopolitics understood as the practice of networking and taking action for citizen empowerment, justice and social transformation.

Whistleblowing International Network

WIN connects and strengthens civil society organisations that defend and support whistleblowers.

European Network of Corporate Observatories (ENCO)

ENCO (European Network of Corporate Observatories) is a network of European civic and media organisations dedicated to investigating corporations and corporate power.

EU Whistleblowing Monitor

The EU Whistleblowing Monitor was created by the Whistleblowing International Network to track the progress of transposition of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing across all 27 Member States over the next 18 months.

Algo Transparency

An algorithm that attempts to analyze which information the YouTube algorithm is showing to people.

Algorithm Watch

Algorithm Watch is a non-profit research and advocacy organization committed to evaluating and shedding light on algorithmic decision-making processes

Corporate Accountability Network

Accountancy is in crisis. The Corporate Accountability Network exists to identify the causes of that crisis and offer solutions to it.

Open Ownership

Open Ownership (OO) believes that information on the true owners of companies is an essential part of a well-functioning economy and society.

Beneficial Ownership Data Standard

The Beneficial Ownership Data Standard enables transparency by providing a solid conceptual and practical framework for collecting and publishing beneficial ownership data, resulting in data that is interoperable, more easily reused, and of higher quality.


By receiving, storing and analyzing flight data, the boards of the country's 17 airports and calculating flight delays help passengers make a data-driven choice

Athena Coalition

We are joining together to stop Amazon’s growing, powerful grip over our society and economy.

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