About BRINK Foundation

Our Vision is a better Internet.

We want to educate policymakers and digital consumers (YOU) about what is happening to us (YOU), how it is happening and why we (YOU!) should care.

We are currently focusing our efforts on fighting the following four destructive forces:

Filter Bubbles left, right and center.

The tendency to Skew to Sensationalism.

How algorithms push us toward regressive Binary Thinking.

The perils not-so-hidden in Unclear Authority.

We take issue with the very construct of the Internet. The dream was that it would bring us together. In reality, it is tearing us apart.

Come on humanity, we can do better!

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We use our deep bench of marketing skill sets, moxie and a few of your dollars to spread the word wide. We create free lesson plans for teachers, drop educational campaigns into the conversation and sponsor events that get people thinking. If you give us a few Benjamins we will spend them wisely. What we do is not cheap, but it works.

It’s time to stop making excuses, time to act!



Our Projects

Pidgin Palace Arts

We have renovated a carriage house built in 1910 to serve as BRINK Foundation's Tucson HQ. The 2000 square foot space has hardwood floors, beautiful light and 16 foot high ceilings. Pidgin Palace Arts is a contemporary art gallery and pan-generational media lab, a space for humane connectivity, a place to develop and create concepts to fight the algorithms. See More

Explaining Algorithms

The BRINK Foundation writes and creates targeted content that explains how the algorithms work, how filter bubbles are created and the issues around discerning authority on the Internet. We are currently soliciting donations so that we can produce and make media buys to distribute this content. See More

Free Lesson Plans For All Grades

We believe Internet Literacy should be taught alongside English. If you give a kid an iPad when she is 3, by the time they are in grade school there had better be a plan for teaching how to use the Internet. We are currently working with educators to create modern teaching strategies so that we can distribute free lesson plans that will help teachers at all levels reach our kids and stimulate their minds. See More

Arizona Voter Guides

In 2018, we used Instagram Story videos to target young Arizona voters encouraging them to seek out impartial information on the candidates in the midterm election. Rising above polarized rhetoric to deliver clear, entertaining, non-partisan, unbiased guides, BRINK took home a prestigious REED award in the “Best Use of Technology for GOTV” category for this campaign. See More

United Nations

In 2016, we worked with the UN foundation to create a series of animated web spots highlighting important global issues. This video went viral, organically, after some millennial celebrities shared it on twitter. See More

Quick Takes

Quick Takes are a way of dipping your ears into pools of momentary noise, looking for comforting melodies to listen to as the world implodes.

Don’t overthink them.

Ugh!!!!

The ‘Ugly Truth’ About Facebook

The ‘Ugly Truth’ About Facebook

on 7/9/2021
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Kavanagh being fueled by dark money and the debt paid off. Who does he owe for that position?

Dark Money In The Courts, Freak In The Sheets

Dark Money In The Courts, Freak In The Sheets

in Some More News on 14/04/2021 by Cody Johnston
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Senators take a step into the abyss...

Social media algorithms threaten democracy, experts tell senators

Social media algorithms threaten democracy, experts tell senators

in Roll Call on 4/27/2021
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Advancing Racial Literacy in Tech

Advancing Racial Literacy in Tech

in Data & Society on 01/05/2019 by Jessie Daniels, Mutale Nkonde, Darakhshan Mir
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A Nobel Prize winning economist's proposal to use Big Tech's ad revenue against them

A Tax That Could Fix Big Tech

A Tax That Could Fix Big Tech

in New York Times Opinion on 06/05/2019 by Paul Romer
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STQRM!

QAnon Documentary ?Q: Into the Storm? Investigates Conspiracy-Theory Movement: TV Review

QAnon Documentary ?Q: Into the Storm? Investigates Conspiracy-Theory Movement: TV Review

in Variety on 3/15/2021
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PQLITICS!

QAnon Goes to Washington

QAnon Goes to Washington

in Intelligencer on 9/28/2020
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Data, the Internet, and the right of refusal

Feminist Data Manifest-No

Feminist Data Manifest-No

in Feminist Data Manifest-No on 31/08/2019 by Marika Cifor, Patricia Garcia, and more
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What's the point of having a Responsible AI team if it's not going to prioritize AI's responsibility to accurate info?

How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation

How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation

in MIT Technology Review on 11/03/2021 by Karen Hao
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Need a job?

Inside the strange new world of being a deepfake actor

Inside the strange new world of being a deepfake actor

in MIT Technology Review on 09/10/2020 by Karen Hao
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What Zuckerberg wants, Zuckerberg gets...but at what cost?

?Mark Changed The Rules?: How Facebook Went Easy On Alex Jones And Other Right-Wing Figures

?Mark Changed The Rules?: How Facebook Went Easy On Alex Jones And Other Right-Wing Figures

in BuzzFeed News on 9/28/2020
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A big question from a Big Tech leader about the role of social media

Bill Gates Says Social-Media Bans Aren’t Answer to Divisiveness

Bill Gates Says Social-Media Bans Aren’t Answer to Divisiveness

in Bloomberg on 21/02/2021 by Tony Czuczka
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Social media algorithms can't be good for developing brains...

Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids Under The Age Of 13

Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids Under The Age Of 13

in BuzzFeed News on 9/28/2020
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Pandemic, meet infodemic.

Misinformation is Everybody’s Problem Now

Misinformation is Everybody’s Problem Now

in Social Science Research Council by Joan Donovan and Claire Wardle
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Google's new Internet literacy game is a solid step towards educating children on safe and mindful ways to use the Internet. Will it work?

Play Interland - Be Internet Awesome

Play Interland - Be Internet Awesome

in Play Interland - Be Internet Awesome on 9/28/2020
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People are talking about restructuring Section 230

How the debate over holding internet platforms accountable is changing under Biden

How the debate over holding internet platforms accountable is changing under Biden

in Play Interland - Be Internet Awesome on 9/28/2020
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We'll take a slice of cheese...

How the debate over holding internet platforms accountable is changing under Biden

How the debate over holding internet platforms accountable is changing under Biden

in Play Interland - Be Internet Awesome on 9/28/2020
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74 year old man loses access to favorite Social Media app. The world rejoices.

Opinion | Can Donald Trump Survive Without Twitter?

Opinion | Can Donald Trump Survive Without Twitter?

in Play Interland - Be Internet Awesome on 1/8/2021
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How Sensational content - OUTRAGE - hijacks our conversations, our communities, and our minds....

?Hidden Brain: Screaming into a Void on Apple Podcasts

?Hidden Brain: Screaming into a Void on Apple Podcasts

in Apple Podcasts on 1/8/2021
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Facebook fuckery has no boundaries...

Threatened by Facebook Disinformation, a Monk Flees Cambodia

Threatened by Facebook Disinformation, a Monk Flees Cambodia

in Apple Podcasts on 8/23/2020
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FB algorithms deny the holocaust.... PUSH BACK ON THIS!

Facebook algorithm found to 'actively promote' Holocaust denial

Facebook algorithm found to 'actively promote' Holocaust denial

in the Guardian on 8/16/2020
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Trump's addiction to Twitter... explained.

Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life

Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life

in YouTube on 8/16/2020
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Extreme content flourishes on Facebook hurting BLM

How Facebook Is Undermining ‘Black Lives Matter’ (Published 2020)

How Facebook Is Undermining ‘Black Lives Matter’ (Published 2020)

in YouTube on 6/22/2020
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Algorithmic Transparency Pour Vous...

Government data is transforming France | Apolitical

Government data is transforming France | Apolitical

in Apolitical on 6/22/2020
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Facebook knew their algorithms polarized us. And they killed the fix!

Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

Facebook reportedly had evidence that its algorithms were dividing people, but top executives killed or weakened proposed solutions

in Business Insider on 5/27/2020
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Destructive Forces of the Internet...

Coronavirus panic sells as alarmist information flies on social media

Coronavirus panic sells as alarmist information flies on social media

in Axios on 3/6/2020
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Watching your tone on social media is critically important. Knowing how the algorithms work will help you do that...

How the Transformative Power of Solidarity Will Beat Trump

How the Transformative Power of Solidarity Will Beat Trump

in The Intercept on 3/6/2020
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Just when you thought the kids were all right...

Instagram will be the new front-line in the misinformation wars

Instagram will be the new front-line in the misinformation wars

in The Intercept on 11/21/2019
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Now Tim wants to fix it... Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee unveils plan to save the internet | DW | 25.11.2019

Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee unveils plan to save the internet | DW | 25.11.2019

in DW.COM on 11/21/2019
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Another voice in the chorus...

Facebook won't save us from fake news. We need to teach people to resist misinformation | Opinion

Facebook won't save us from fake news. We need to teach people to resist misinformation | Opinion

in Newsweek on 11/21/2019
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Information is eating humanity for lunch. It should be the other way around....

The collapse of the information ecosystem poses profound risks for humanity

The collapse of the information ecosystem poses profound risks for humanity

in the Guardian on 11/19/2019
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China leads the way! Who is next?

Shutterstock Is Latest Tech Company to Censor Itself for China

Shutterstock Is Latest Tech Company to Censor Itself for China

in The Intercept on 11/19/2019
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Chicken or the egg? The broken Internet has pushed television into extremist partisan corners. Get mad about this!

Media filters set current impeachment hearings apart

Media filters set current impeachment hearings apart

in AP NEWS on 4/23/2021
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Feeling incognito? Digital Fingerprinting is a completely insidious way for algorithms to sniff you out like a dog.

Think you’re anonymous online? A third of popular websites are ‘fingerprinting’ you.

Think you’re anonymous online? A third of popular websites are ‘fingerprinting’ you.

in The Washington Post on 31/10/2019 by Geoffrey A. Fowler
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Facebook doesn't give a shit when politicians spread lies. The more money spent to pay facebook for the ad, the further the lie can spread!

Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test (Published 2019)

Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach to Political Speech Gets Impeachment Test (Published 2019)

in AP NEWS on 10/8/2019
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Xenophobic Bullshit Juice

Michelle Malkin: 60 Terrifying Reasons Trump Is Right to Reduce Refugees

Michelle Malkin: 60 Terrifying Reasons Trump Is Right to Reduce Refugees

in Breitbart on 9/9/2019
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At the the dawn of climate barbarism mass migrations occur around the world, while the Internet feeds the fires of Climate Change Denial.

Only a Green New Deal Can Douse the Fires of Eco-Fascism

Only a Green New Deal Can Douse the Fires of Eco-Fascism

in The Intercept on 9/9/2019
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Do we need to NUDGE people to use their BRAINS?

When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True ? Here's How Behaving Like A Fact-Checker Can Help

When False Claims Are Repeated, We Start To Believe They Are True ? Here's How Behaving Like A Fact-Checker Can Help

in Research Digest on 9/12/2019
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