Digital watchdog for Wikipedia
We prevent manipulations of public opinion through the following:

~ Explainers on the most sensitive topics
~ Investigations into attacks on the articles
~ And software to identify malicious actors

Many people use Wikipedia as a "single source of truth", the reference point for information on a topic of interest. That’s why it’s essential to protect it from manipulations.
Corporate misinformation

Companies in pharma, fossil fuels, tobacco, and other potentially harmful industries aim to conceal controversy about their products and projects.
State propaganda

Wikipedia is necessary to bypass censorship in non-democratic countries, but authorities also use it to spread propaganda on local and international levels.
Conspiracy theories

Due to its crowdsourced nature, Wikipedia is vulnerable to conspiracy theories that spread through mainstream media.
Generative AI

Large language models capable of writing plausible-looking texts can be weaponized for the social equivalent of distributed denial of service attacks to inject misinformation into Wikipedia articles.
Our approach

We create comprehensive articles and explainers on sensitive topics like war, politics, social issues, health, climate, etc. It’s a preventive measure against misinformation.

We investigate attempts to manipulate Wikipedia articles. Our efforts helped to catch Russian authorities and one global tobacco company pants down on Wikipedia.

We develop, a monitoring tool to identify suspicious editing partners and track potentially malicious editors.

We build connections with NGOs, experts, and activists to help them develop relevant fields of knowledge in Wikipedia.

Our publications help readers understand the events, trends, and complex issues and make meaningful decisions for their own and the common good.

We currently focus on Russian and English Wikipedias. Our work helps Russians to circumvent war censorship and cover topics ignored in official discourse, such as HIV/AIDS epidemic. Our articles in English are explainers of current events for a global audience.
Since 2022, we have worked on removing Russian propaganda from Wikipedia articles related to the invasion of Ukraine. We focus on readers in Russia and Belarus who struggle to find reliable information because of censorship and propaganda and help Russian speakers worldwide to overcome the influence of the Russian state-affiliated media. We also profile editors who spread misinformation and counter them in the topics most sensitive to Russian propaganda.
We build partnerships, share knowledge, and provide training and guidance to people and organizations in pursuit of a public good
Our investigations and collaborations with independent media