MG’s dedication to innovation and civic life inspired and incubated the work of Project Liberty — a far-reaching, $500 million initiative to transform how the internet works, empower people over platforms, support the development of healthier social media, and ensure that digital governance is prioritized in the next-generation of the web.
In 2021, Project Liberty made the groundbreaking Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP) available as a public utility to serve as the bedrock of a healthier and more inclusive web.
It also launched Project Liberty’s institute (formerly The McCourt Institute) to ensure that digital governance is prioritized in the development of the next generation of the internet. The institute’s founding academic partners include Georgetown University, Sciences Po, and Stanford University; and it is collaborating with MIT’s Center for Constructive Communication and Cortico to support the creation of healthier social networks.
In 2023, MG helped launch the Project Liberty Action Network to support policies and public officials that prioritize healthier technology.
Project Liberty’s comprehensive work stemmed from the Unfinished initiative, which MG launched in 2020 to bring together leaders and experts from across technology, academia, social impact, and the arts to imagine and create a thriving democracy and just economy. Unfinished incubated a vibrant, international network of nearly one hundred partner organizations and, in 2021 and 2022, hosted the celebrated Unfinished Live convening in New York City.