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While the first generations of tech-for-good work took a solutionist approach to addressing existing problems with new technology, scholars and activists are driving growing awareness of the problems with technology itself. By exposing the negative consequences, intended or otherwise, of tech, these communities draw attention to issues with tech-centric approaches. Not all of the projects here adopt an ethics lens in their work, but we use it here for simplicity's sake.

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Civics of Technology

The Civics of Technology Project shares research and curriculum and offers professional development that encourages teachers and students to critically inquire into the effects of technology on our individual and collective lives.

What the Future Wants

What the Future Wants is an interactive youth focused exhibition that presents different perspectives on technology from the personal, to the political, to the planetary.

The Santa Clara Principles On Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation

The Santa Clara Principles On Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation cover various aspects of content moderation, developed by legal scholars and technologists based mostly in the United States, targeting social media companies with large use bases.

Take Back the Tech

Take Back The Tech! is a call to everyone, especially women and girls, to take control of technology to end violence against women.

Facebook Digital Literacy Library

Facebook Digital Literacy Library

United States of America (the)

The Facebook Digital Literacy Library is hosted by Facebook and currently includes learning resources made available by Youth and Media at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

Argentina's Ethical Digital Commitment

"Pledge signed by political parties and technology/social network companies committing to avoiding fake news and mechanisms of disinformation that may affect upcoming elections." - Countering Disinfo

Mnemonic

Mnemonic is an NGO dedicated to archiving, investigating and memorializing digital information documenting human rights violations and international crimes.

Ethical OS Risk Mitigation Manual

Most tech is designed with the best intentions. But once a product is released and reaches scale, all bets are off. The Risk Mitigation Manual presents eight risk zones where we believe hard-to-anticipate and unwelcome consequences are most likely to emerge.

10 Principles for Workers' Data Rights

UNI Global Union's Top Ten Principles for Workers' Data Rights fills an enormous gap with regards workers' rights in the new world of work.

Judgment Call

Judgment Call is an award-winning game and team-based activity that puts Microsoft’s AI principles of fairness, privacy and security, reliability and safety, transparency, inclusion, and accountability into action.

Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech

We explore societal perspectives surrounding the development and application of digital technology, focusing on ethics, policy, politics, and quality of life. 2017

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

Coded Bias

Coded Bias follows M.I.T. Media Lab computer scientist Joy Buolamwini, along with data scientists, mathematicians, and watchdog groups from all over the world, as they fight to expose the discrimination within algorithms now prevalent across all spheres of daily life. 

Dark Patterns Tipline

Report a dark pattern today. It will help us fight back against companies usingmanipulative dark patterns to take our private information, money, andtime. You deserve respect, online and off.

Reset Australia

The unregulated attention economy driving social media is fraying our democracy, threatening our mental and physical health, and exposing our children to violent and disturbing content.

Where in the World is AI? Responsible & Unethical AI Examples

Everyone is talking about AI, but how and where is it actually being used? We've mapped out interesting examples where AI has been harmful and where it's been helpful.

Reset.tech

We want to change the way the internet enables the spread of news and information so it serves the public good over corporate and political interests.

AI Ethics: Global Perspectives

GovLab NYU's Collection of Lectures on the Ethical implications of Data and Artificial Intelligence from Different Perspectives

Access Now

Access Now defends and extends the digital rights of people and communities at risk. By combining direct technical support, strategic advocacy, grassroots grantmaking, and convenings such as RightsCon, we fight for human rights in the digital age.

My Data Rights

My Data Rights

South Africa (South Africa, Afrika-Borwa, Suid-Afrika)

A feminist review of AI, privacy and data protection to enhance digital rights

PIT Lab @Stanford

PIT Lab @Stanford

Stanford University, Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, USA

The PIT Lab is building a thoughtful community around public interest technology at Stanford. Themes include systemic inequities, democratic values, bridging the divide, career pathways.

Data Ethics Decision Aid (DEDA)

DEDA helps data analysts, project managers and policy makers to recognize ethical issues in data projects, data management and data policies.

Mechanism Design for Social Good

Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG) is a multi-institutional initiative using techniques from algorithms, optimization, and mechanism design, along with insights from other disciplines, to improve access to opportunity for historically underserved and disadvantaged communities.

Feminist AI

Feminist.AI works to put technology into the hands of makers, researchers, thinkers and learners to amplify unheard voices and create more accessible AI for all.

Anthem Awards's Responsible Tech categories

Celebrating purpose & mission-driven work from people, companies and organizations worldwide.

AI Ethics Guidelines Global Inventory

A project by AlgorithmWatch that maps frameworks that seek to set out principles of how systems for automated decision-making (ADM) can be developed and implemented ethically

Harvard Democracy and Internet Governance Initiative (DIGI)

Through public reports and briefings with policymakers, business leaders, and civil society organizations, the Initiative will highlight digital platform reform options, as well as offer expertise on legislative reform proposals and platform self-governance options.

Clinic to End Tech Abuse (CETA)

The Clinic to End Tech Abuse (CETA) helps survivors of intimate partner violence end tech-related abuse.

DAIR Institute

The Distributed AI Research Institute is a space for independent, community-rooted AI research free from Big Tech’s pervasive influence.

Principles for Digital Development

Principles for Digital Development

United Nations Foundation

A set of guidelines that help development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programmes.

Block Party app

Block Party app

United States of America (the)

Consumer tools for online safety & anti-harassment. Automatically hide unwanted tweets & mute the trolls (review later, but only if you want!).

Integrity Institute

We are a community of integrity professionals—the people who build platforms to be better.

Just Tech Fellowship

Just Tech Fellowship

United States of America (the)

The Social Science Research Council's Just Tech Fellowship supports and mobilizes diverse and cross-sector cohorts of researchers and practitioners to imagine and create more just, equitable, and representative technological futures.

Privacy Principles for Mobility Data

The Privacy Principles for Mobility Data are a set of values and priorities intended to guide the mobility ecosystem in the responsible use of data and the protection of individual privacy.

Journal of Online Trust and Safety

Journal of Online Trust and Safety

Stanford University, Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, USA

The Journal of Online Trust and Safety is a cross-disciplinary, open access, fast peer-review journal that publishes research on how consumer internet services are abused to cause harm and how to prevent those harms.

The Tech Worker Handbook

The Tech Worker Handbook is a collection of resources for tech workers who are looking to make more informed decisions about whether to speak out on issues that are in the public interest

Co-op Foundation

Co-op Foundation

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

The Co-op Foundation helps disadvantaged communities overcome their challenges by putting co-operative values into practice. It aims to stimulate and strengthen community action that connects and empowers people so they can work together to make things better.

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