Our Funding

The Future of Free Speech is an independent, nonpartisan think tank located at Vanderbilt University. Our work is supported by various foundations and individual donors. In all cases, The Future of Free Speech retains full independence and final authority for its work, including research pursuits, methodology, analysis, conclusions, and presentation.

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Freedom of speech is a basic prerequisite for a functioning democratic society. Understanding the importance of and safeguarding this freedom in a time when hate and disinformation is prevalent, especially on social media, is therefore of huge importance. We are happy to support The Future of Free Speech in their work to explore various methods to tackle disinformation, hate and extremism without restricting freedom of speech.”

— Marie Dahllöf, Secretary General to the Swedish Postcode Foundation.

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