In a ‘post-truth’ world, ethics are more important than ever. The resources and organizations listed here support and foster ethics in technology and media in a time when online misinformation and propaganda are rampant. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who else should be added to this list.
Center for Humane Technology
The Center for Humane Technology‘s goal is to shift the mindset from which persuasive technology systems are built, and to use that process to support crucial parallel shifts in our larger economic and social systems. It educates the public about the societal harms of social media platforms; briefs policymakers in confidential sessions and public testimony to support the creation of the policy architecture that protects society and rewards humane technologies; and works to inspire technologists and change the culture inside tech companies through training, events, conversations, and advising executives.
Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security
The Craig Newmark Center for Journalism Ethics and Security and the Craig Newmark Professorship, to be established at Columbia Journalism School, will advance journalism ethics education and industry practice. The Center, funded by a grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, will strengthen the school’s ethics curriculum and include instruction in digital and physical security, algorithmic bias, image manipulation, and the protection of sources in a high-surveillance era.
First Draft News
First Draft News is a non-profit coalition working on solutions to challenges associated with trust & truth in the digital age. It offers guidance on how to find, verify and publish content sourced from the social web.
Guide to Responsible Tech
All Tech is Human‘s Guide to Responsible Tech is a comprehensive look at the ‘responsible tech’ ecosystem. Aimed at college students, grad students, and young professionals, the guide features a combination of advice, career profiles, education journeys, and organizations in the space.
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics ‘s Internet Ethics focus area examines justice, rights, consequences, the balancing of good and harm, virtue, and the common good as they manifest themselves in the digital part of the world. The Markkula Center also offers a variety of journalism ethics resources such as articles, case studies, videos, and other information to journalists and others in media. It features the Trust Project, a consortium of leading news companies led by award-winning journalist Sally Lehrman, which offers “Trust Indicators,” a set of digital standards to help identify quality reporting from reliable news sites.
Omidyar Network’s Responsible Technology focus area aspires to build a global technological ecosystem that reaches and works for everyone by balancing innovation with responsibility, regardless of whether technology is deployed by individuals, companies, or governments.
The Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Poynter Institute
The Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Poynter Institute, funded by a grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, will expand teaching, research and coverage of media ethics at Poynter Institute.
World Wide Web Foundation
The World Wide Web Foundation’s Web We Want project is a global coalition working to defend, claim, and change the future of the Web. It responds to threats to the future of the Web with a practical and positive vision — unleashing the power of people across the globe to promote human rights online and a free and open Web.