The Algorithmic Transparency Institute (ATI) is a program of the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). NCoC is a non-partisan non-profit dedicated to strengthening civic life in America. ATI is focused on bringing greater transparency to the digital platforms that impact civic discourse. ATI does this by developing tools, collecting data, and supporting analysis that furthers a shared understanding of the role of digital media in the spread of problematic content and other adverse impacts on society.
ATI has established a proven track record for developing digital public infrastructure technology projects. ATI has developed www.junkipedia.org, a platform used by more than 100 different organizations to catalog and monitor for problematic content on a range of subjects including the 2020 U.S. census, police brutality protests, the QAnon conspiracy theory, the 2020 U.S. election, the Covid-19 pandemic, and vaccines.
ATI has also developed a series of partnerships with civil rights non-profits including the Census Counts campaign led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Election Protection Coalition led by Common Cause. Working with these networks, thousands of volunteers were engaged in social media monitoring, or civic listening, to identify, report, and classify problematic content in the Junkipedia platform.