Carnegie Mellon University

Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS)

CMU's Center for Hate Speech and Disinformation

IDeaS Center for Informed Democracy & Social-cybersecurity


The growth of social media and other information-sharing platforms has forever changed how we communicate and interact. While these platforms have improved our lives, they have also provided vehicles for sharing and amplifying disinformation, hate speech, information warfare and propaganda. As more of our lives move online, we’re increasingly challenged to look beyond these messages to remain informed, thoughtful members of our communities and countries.

The goal of the Center for IDeaS at Carnegie Mellon University is to enhance social-cybersecurity to preserve and support and informed democratic society. 

IDeaS will provide people with the knowledge and tools to overcome these challenges — preserving and supporting the citizenry — through research, education and community-building in these within social cybersystems. We must remain informed, thoughtful members of our communities and countries, despite online and informational challenges.