A safer internet means a safer world

Jigsaw is a unit within Google that explores threats to open societies, and builds technology that inspires scalable solutions.

Upholding technology as a force for good

We look for high-impact interventions, where focusing on helping a specific group of people—journalists, civil society, or activists, for example—makes the internet and society stronger and safer for everyone. Our focus areas address some of the most complex challenges facing open societies.

Disinformation

As disinformation campaigns become more sophisticated, we’re building new technology to strengthen our collective defenses.

Censorship

Most of the world experiences some form of online censorship. We’re building and scaling tools to enable people to participate in the open internet.

Toxicity

Toxic language online silences important voices. We’re exploring how machine learning can reduce toxicity online and create more space for healthy conversation.

Violent Extremism

We study how violent extremist groups use technology, and how to thwart their online recruiting process.

Our Approach

We forecast emerging threats and explore how technology can protect individuals and societies.

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A publication for today’s digital challenges and solutions

The Current is a publication from Jigsaw that examines the role of technology and individuals in countering some of the most challenging threats to open societies.

Issue 001

Issue 001

The
Disinformation
Issue

Our first issue explores how disinformation campaigns work. These campaigns are becoming more sophisticated, but so are the countermeasures. Discover how researchers and technologists are finding new ways to expose these campaigns and fight back.

issue 002

issue 002

The
Violent White Supremacy
Issue

Our second issue explores the contemporary face of violent white supremacist movements. Through first-person interviews and quantitative analysis, The Current examines global trends in terrorist attacks and what can be done to thwart this growing threat.