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.
We forecast emerging threats and explore how technology can protect individuals and societies.
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.
Over the last decade, the frequency, severity and duration of state-imposed internet shutdowns has been fast accelerating. This issue outlines the tactics authoritarian governments have used to impose internet shutdowns, explores the many consequences they hold, and details the tools and movements that are working to secure a free and open future for the internet.
Our third issue looks at the rise of toxic language on the internet, and the chilling effect that toxicity has on free expression and community. We'll examine how artificial intelligence can help publishers and platforms host better conversations, and create more space online for people to exchange ideas.