Launching Project Gravity

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The Project Gravity Team


Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans started noticing their loved ones getting wrapped up in conspiracy theories and growing distant from their communities. Perhaps a friend or a family member started posting fringe theories on social media, or a co-worker started mentioning extreme beliefs around the water cooler. Rather than speak up and potentially put the relationship at further risk, people felt disempowered to confront these ideas.

The current status quo for combatting targeted violence is focused heavily on confronting the most extreme and violent manifestations of these pathways to radicalization. Simply put, it has not been built to equip individual community members to intervene early, before these pathways become violent.

That's why we built Project Gravity. We are a team of individuals that care about empowering individuals to start conversations that help their loved ones choose community over conspiracy.

As the world grapples with the challenges posed by the rapid spread of conspiracy networks, Project Gravity was founded by a dedicated group of multi-disciplinary students from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in September 2023. Our mission? To empower you to start those thorny conversations equipped with knowledge, tools, and confidence.

🌟 Our Vision: Community Resilience 🌟

At Project Gravity, we firmly believe that the strength of a community lies in its ability to decide and create its own social environment. The nature of a community's beliefs, interactions, and values should be determined by you and your fellow community members, not by faceless multinational conspiracy networks. In a world where digital media attempts to dictate how we think and act, community resilience cannot be taken for granted.

We are here to build the tools that you can rely on to fortify your communities and protect them from the shadow of misinformation.

💡 Research-Backed Toolkits for Real Solutions 💡

We're not just talking the talk; we are walking the walk. Our methods and tools are grounded in the latest research and in-depth studies of online radicalization and extremist trends. We understand the complexities of this ever-evolving landscape and are committed to sharing our research transparently with you. Have questions? Check out our research and feel free to contact us!

🔧 Tech as a Force Multiplier, Not a Silver Bullet 🔧

Our technical solutions are at the cutting edge of innovation, and we are proud of them. However, we never lose sight of our core mission: to help communities thrive by eradicating conspiracy networks and fostering unity. We believe that technology is a force multiplier, enhancing your efforts to bring your community together. Our blog will showcase how we leverage technology to amplify your community's strength and resilience.

Join us on this journey to combat the rise of conspiracy networks and rediscover the power of real, meaningful connections within your communities. Together, we can make a difference and choose community over conspiracy.

Stay tuned for engaging and informative articles on community resilience, research insights, and innovative technological solutions. Let's work together to empower each other and foster resilient communities.

Remember, your community's strength starts with you, and we're here to support you every step of the way.