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2016 Political Ad Tracker

Bringing accountability to the voting process by creating a public library of TV news and political advertising from key 2016 primary election states,paired with nonpartisan fact-checking and additional analysis from PolitiFact,the University of Pennsylvania's FactCheck.org,The Center for Public Integrity and others.

Sharp Insight

Engaging black men in elections by recruiting barbers in predominantly African-American communities to disseminate nonpartisan information and resources on voting.

Heartmob

To promote free expression on the Internet by developing HeartMob, a platform to provide those experiencing online harassment with a safe way to report incidents and to receive support from volunteers.

Scaling Democracy Works

To promote open information systems by scaling two voting information tools, while engaging government and nonprofit partners with technology that adds transparency to the voting process.

Ketla

Developing a mobile app to help content creators make news accessible to many different languages and literacy levels through visual tools that merge comic books, journalism and user-friendly delivery strategies

Digital Library for the Developing World

To promote responsive digital solutions for low-bandwidth communities by scaling a digital library platform that makes robust educational content available for libraries and schools in the developing world.

GITenberg

Exploring collaborative cataloging for Project Gutenberg public-domain ebooks using the Web-based repository hosting service GitHub.

Internet Archive

Helping people create and share global collections of cultural treasures on the Internet Archive, one of the world's largest public libraries.

Open Data to Open Knowledge

Turning Boston's open data collection into an accessible resource by working with Boston Public Library to catalog it and introduce it to the public.

The Library Freedom Project

Providing librarians and their patrons with tools and information to better understand their digital rights by scaling a series of privacy workshops for librarians.

CommentIQ

To promote journalistic excellence by prototyping Comment IQ, a tool to help newsroom moderators surface interesting or constructive comments.

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