“A threat to democracy and security.” 12 NGOs demand EU review of Twitter take-over.

Given the alarming implications for democracy and security of the take-over of Twitter by U.S. billionaire Elon Musk, Defend Democracy has sent an urgent letter to the Presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament. The letter, sent to the European institutions on Sunday 30 October 2022, has been signed by…

EU influencer Alice Stollmeyer launches ‘Defend Democracy’ foundation

As a digital activist she learned to expose Russian disinformation.Now she launches a new project to defend democracy. As a leading EU influencer who works 24/7 at the frontline of geopolitics and digital media, Alice Stollmeyer witnessed first-hand the spread of trolls and bots. She didn’t need research to find them: they found her. By…

Defend Democracy taking next steps as its ‘Democracy Drinks’ are successful

With democracy hanging in the balance worldwide, an increasing number of people worry about their personal freedoms and rights. To give them a warm home where they can exchange about their hopes and fears, their plans and actions, Defend Democracy started organising monthly Democracy Drinks in Brussels (Belgium), the heart of the European Union. The…