Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust
The Descartes Foundation offers you a cartography of the main actors involved in researching on the quality of information, or in fighting against disinformation, in France and throughout the world.
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ACTORS

Think Tank
Berlin, Germany

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities oversees several projects whose common overarching theme concerns the moral responsibility of political and economic actors, particularly with regards to information. 

Government initiative
Canberra, Australia

Task force established by the Australian Ministry of Education. It provides universities with improved protection against foreign intereference. It jointly defines, along with the Australian government and universities, a set of practices intended to promote a trusting environment.

Think Tank
Hamburg, Germany

This think tank encompasses a vast array of research subjects. Nonetheless, several of their projects focus on democratic institutions and deal with, among other things, questions pertaining to information: do better-informed voters seek more elite responsiveness to their demands.

Think Tank
Leibniz, Germany

The association of the Leibniz Institutes coordinates efforts to promote good scientific practices ("theoria cum praxi") in every domain, including information.

Think Tank
Washington, United States

The DFR Lab Lab is included in the think tank “The Atlantic Council”. It promotes research on disinformation and human rights abuses. It also creates a network of analysts tracking disinformation on a global scale and advice governments to better tackle disinformation.
Contact: DFRLab@AtlanticCouncil.org
Website: https://medium.com/dfrlab

Network of actors
European Union, United Kingdom

Co-funded by the European Union, the Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis follows the communication of the European Commission on tackling online disinformation by bringing together civil society actors across Europe fighting disinformation. This network is made of independent actors and policy makers.
Contact: info@disinfobservatory.org
Website: https://www.disinfobservatory.org

Network of organisations
London, United Kingdom

The Open Information Partnership is a network of established organisations (NGOs, charities, academics, thinktanks, journalists, factcheckers and activists) across Europe. Open Information Partnership describes on its website that “the only way to beat the manipulation of information is through open discourse and critical thinking: we need to know where our information is coming from, we need to know the motives (good, bad or neither) of those providing the information, and we need to be in the habit of thinking critically about everything we read and hear.” To reach that goal, the Partnership provides facts and sources for information.

Contact: hello@openinformationpartnership.org

Website: https://www.openinformationpartnership.org

Foundation
Paris, France, United Kingdom

Reboot Foundation for critical thinking is dedicated to elevating critical thinking. In order to do so, the Reboot Foundation supports the research of scholars working on this subject, provides practical tools and advices to parents / schools / employers etc., and builds a network of civil society actors committed to foster critical thinking.

Website: https://reboot-foundation.org/

Think Tank
Hamburg, Germany

The Hans-Bredow Institute is a research centre specialised in public communication issues related to the media and applied to various fields (politics, economics, culture, etc.). It promotes multidisciplinary research and with an international network of researchers.

Website: https://www.hans-bredow-institut.de/

Foundation
Lörrach, Germany

The Schöpfling Foundation promotes the development of critical thinking, especially among the younger generation. To this end, the Foundation supports several European initiatives in various fields such as the integration of migrants, journalism, vocational training, etc., in order to promote education and active involvement in civil society of the younger generations.

Contact: kontakt@schoepflin-stiftung.de
Website: https://www.schoepflin-stiftung.de/

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