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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology
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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

New analysis offers roadmap to limit Google’s anticompetitive behavior in digital advertising

May 15, 2020

Today, we unveiled the first in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants. The “Roadmap for a Digital Advertising Monopolization Case Against Google”, is the result of a collaboration between several antitrust experts who have been working in tandem to study competition issues in the digital marketplace and research the specific harms caused by tech giants.

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Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Fellow, Data for Progress

What Americans Think About Worker Power and Organization: Lessons from a New Survey

May 12, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented public health and economic crisis. But it also represents a crisis of worker voice. This memo holds several important insights and conclusions about American's support for worker power.

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Our Vision for the Future of Workers and Work

May 12, 2020

A dignified life means stability and agency. It means we get paid fairly for the work we do, and get a fair return for the time we put in. It means we can make ends meet, sustain our families, and send our kids off to a brighter future.

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Anamitra Deb
Senior Director, Beneficial Technology

Why We’ve Invested in Fighting Disinformation and Dangerous Speech on WhatsApp and Other Encrypted Messaging Platforms

April 17, 2020

We’ve recently expanded our impact with some exciting partnerships that both get at the urgency of what’s required to stop the current “infodemic” and continue to strengthen civil society capacity to engage multiple stakeholders and perspectives, working toward sustainable change.

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Govind Shivkumar
Principal, Beneficial Technology
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Julian Ranger
Chairman, digi.me

We Must All Work Together to Combat COVID-19. That Starts with Giving People Control of their Data

April 15, 2020

An individual’s personal data is, by definition, personal. Any data collected for tracing people’s contact with COVID-19, therefore, must have both individual consent and public acceptance before private data is collected and used for a societal purpose. Digi.me has a comprehensive, nationwide solution for contact tracing that respects individuals’ privacy within two weeks.

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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Facebook, Google Need to Flatten the Disinformation Curve of their Own Making

April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an explosion of misinformation, fraud, and fear.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology
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Elizabeth M. Renieris
Fellow, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University

Data Protection and Digital Infrastructure Before, During, and After a Pandemic

April 7, 2020

Part one of our exploration into the pathways and pitfalls for good global data protection in an evolving landscape.

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Joelle Gamble
Principal, Reimagining Capitalism

Omidyar Network’s COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund Aims to Help Working Families Now, Create a Stronger, More Inclusive Economic System Moving Forward

April 7, 2020

**We were inspired by the large response to this effort and are no longer accepting new applications. 

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Beth Kanter
Chief Advocacy & Strategic Communications Officer

Our Commitment to Transparency and Democracy

March 30, 2020

In our effort to maintain transparency and true democracy, we have disclosed our investments over the past year.

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Beth Kanter
Chief Advocacy & Strategic Communications Officer

Omidyar Network Communications Fellows Program Aims to Create a Just Economic System that Works for Everyone

March 25, 2020

The newly announced Omidyar Network Communications Fellows Program is putting skilled communicators at the front lines of campaigns to drive critical change on Election Day and beyond. Learn more.

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Facebook accused of squashing rivals by former antitrust official

The Financial Times covered one of Omidyar Network's antitrust papers in the policy series here. 

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How U.S. enforcers could take on Google's search monopoly

A report by a tech-backed foundation outlines how Google has maintained its dominance — and how an antitrust suit could make a dent in it.

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Roadmap for a Monopolization Case Against Google Regarding the Search Market

Today, we unveiled the third and last in a series of policy papers containing detailed evidence and roadmaps for potential antitrust cases against several tech giants entitled “A Roadmap for a Monopolization Case Against Google Regarding the Search Market”.

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