Omidyar Network

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Group.png Omidyar Network   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Formation2004
Founder• Pierre Omidyar
• Pam Omidyar
Founder ofBetter Than Cash Alliance
Sponsor ofBetter Than Cash Alliance, Wikipedia, Full Fact, Aapti Institute, Africa Check SA, American Antitrust Institute, AN Foundation, Aspen Institute, Battelle Media, Cambridge Blockchain, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Center for Humane Technology, Centre for African Affairs and Conflict Research, CIPESA, COLOROFCHANGE.ORG, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Reports, Coworker Solidarity Fund, Dalberg Consulting, Data4Change, Digi.me, Earthseed, EU DisinfoLab, Fight for the Future, Free Press Action Fund, Genesis Analytics, Global Disinformation Index, D4Africa, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, Ipsos, IT for Change, Lawyers Hub, Loris.ai, Medianama, Meedan, Mojaloop Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, Multiplier 2019, Namati, National Conference on Citizenship, NetsEdge, New America Foundation, New Venture Fund, Open Government Partnership, Open Markets Action Fund, Open Markets Institute, Paradigm Initiative, Public Citizen, Public Knowledge, Smart Africa, Social Science Research Council, Stanford Internet Observatory, Strathmore University, Terbium Labs, The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, The Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, The University of Texas at Austin, Trust and Safety Professional Association, ufts University, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, N Economic Commission for Africa, Unfold Stories, United Nations Foundation, University of Namur, University of the Witwatersrand, Vox Media, WaitWhat, Wired, World Bank, World Economic Forum, Yale School of Management, Action Cennter on Race and the Economy Institute, American Compass, Americans for Financial Reform, The American Prospect, The American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress, Better Markets, B Lab, Brookings Institution, Center for American Progress, Center for Political Accountability, Center for Popular Democracy, Citizens for Tax Justice, Community Change, CORE USA, Demos, Economic Change Unit, Faith in Action, Families and Workers Fund, Gallup, The Global Impact Investing Network, Grassroots Policy Project, Groundwork Action, Harvard Labor and Worklife Program, Hoosier Action, Jobs with Justice, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance, Liberation in a Generation, The LIFT Fund, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Main Street Alliance, Maine People’s Alliance, Make the Road Action, Michigan People’s Campaign, MOSES Action, National Domestic Workers Alliance, New York Communities for Change, Public Citizen Foundation, Response and Vision Fund, Roosevelt Institute, Thomson Reuters Foundation, United for Respect Education Fund, University of Florida Center for Public Interest, Vote Yes for Fair Tax, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Workers Defense Project, Anti-Defamation League, Aspen Institute Ukraine, Freedom Voices Network, Global Press Institute, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Association, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, International Women's Media Foundation, Nesta, openDemocracy, Poynter Institute, Proteus Found, PHINEO, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Tides Center, Transparency International, Digital Frontiers Institute, Privacy International, Electronic Privacy Information Center
"A philanthropic investment firm"

Official narrative

The Omidyar Network describes itself as "a philanthropic investment firm" established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam. It claims to have "disseminated over $290 million to companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement," but is mostly a way to buy political influence.

It has spent significant resources on neutralizing threats to corporate media by buying the 'alternative' media landscape, including by 'flooding the zone' with big donations to fact checkers, Wikipedia and the Network's preferred type of bland 'independent' journalists.

It is managed by Matt Bannick (December 2013), the former general manager of eBay International.

Recipients

The list of 'partners' are gathered from the website [1], but is not a complete list of where the money has ended up. Quite a few recipients are not listed, but can be found on the 990 tax form[2] (like Full Fact), or $180,000 to the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy "to support survey research to understand misinformation and dangerous speech on encrypted peer-to-peer messaging services".



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