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IMPACT PARTNERS

WHISTLING AT THE FAKE: THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF WHISTLEBLOWERS IN COUNTERING DISINFORMATION

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WHISTLING AT THE FAKE benefits from the participation of a group of internationally renowned Impact Partners. Such a partnership of organisations will provide the Research Team with valuable advice on how to enhance the impact of the research, which aims at addressing the gap of citizen comprehension of the forms, means, and impacts of mis/disinformation, and assisting the general public to identify fake news and adopt appropriate responses to such phenomena.

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Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is a European public policy institute fostering the reform process in Europe and Bulgaria through its impact on policy and civil society. CSD’s mission is “building bridges between scholars and policy-makers.” CSD combines a broad range of capacities and is best known internationally for its work on state capture and anti-corruption, as well as foreign influence, media capture, and disinformation in Europe. In 2016 CSD piloted the Kremlin Playbook report series, which has since become the go-to resource for understanding foreign state capture, sharp power, and disinformation.

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Constantine Cannon is an international law firm with two renowned practices: antitrust and representing whistleblowers. Founded in 1994 in New York City, Constantine Cannon has more than 65 attorneys working coast to coast – in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco – and in London, where our global practice supports clients throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Far East, across more than a dozen languages.

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Founded in 1977, Government Accountability Project (GAP), protects the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability through advancing occupational free speech and ethical conduct, defending whistleblowers, and empowering citizen activists. GAP promotes accountability by educating the public about whistleblower rights, litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing whistleblower concerns, and advocating for reform of whistleblower laws. Throughout its history, GAP has stood by the whistleblowers who put their lives and livelihoods on the line in order to serve the greater public good. From the pharmaceutical industry to Wall Street, to local and international governments, GAP has tirelessly defended and advocated on behalf of those who speak up in the face of injustice. GAP is a non‐profit, human, and civil rights organization recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.