Meet 4 design heroes who are defending democracy online

Design is a political act–and it can be patriotic, too. In recent years, designers and researchers have played a leading role in defending the integrity of digital platforms so they’re not driven by racist, biased algorithms or overwhelmed by misinformation. A great way to show love of country this Fourth of July is to get to know the people who are fighting to uphold the United States’ core values. Here are four defenders of digital democracy–and the crucial work they’re doing in the name of equality, fairness, citizenship, and facts.

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