Guiding Principles

Social Justice

We deeply believe our research should have community impact, and foster racial and social justice


We recognize that transparency of funding sources is a crucial ethical dimension of our work, and we seek to clearly articulate the boundaries between donations and research. We do not take money from big tech or misaligned funders.


We promote outreach, inclusion, and translation of research to ensure public accessibly for greater impact and positive social change

Global Network

We believe in, and support, a global network of research and advocacy relationships worldwide that are interested in critical inquiries of the internet and society


We invite funders to support our work with an understanding that quality research is best realized with independence

Respect & Care

We aspire to cultivate relationships and practices of “mutual respect, care, pluralism and the duty of repair,” consistent with UCLA Department of Information Studies values