Here at Misinformation Works, we sometimes spread misinformation. Why? Because misinformation works!
“I don’t condone cheating, but I would sometimes spread misinformation… Misinformation works.”
– A Particularly Inspirational U.S. Senator
Misinformation Works is a non-profit corporation. Our primary goals are issue-advocacy and voter-mobilization. We do not expressly endorse or oppose individual candidates, parties, or office-holders.
As software engineers, we will publicize our findings via interactive web applications, such that would-be voters may inoculate themselves against misinformation, and such that political figures may have the opportunity to correct their own misinformative behaviors.
Misinformation works, but why? And how can we defeat it? The present state of the website is merely a placeholder, as well as a way of garnering startup support. While awaiting funding, we will use science, statistics, and satire to raise awareness of the misinformation crisis. Initially, we will depend on donations and loans, but we are also seeking research grants. Eventually, we will provide in-person educational services, such as K-12 field trip services in Washington, D.C.
Though we may sometimes seem to operate as a Political Action Committee, our research will be conducted in a non-partisan manner, and our funds will never be forwarded or funneled to campaigns. All proceeds will remain in an FDIC-insured bank account. Employees will regularly vote on the distribution of proceeds among academic endeavors, such as public school systems.