Established in 2001, the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) is a nonprofit public interest organization that advocates for the rights and responsibilities of citizens and consumers in a rapidly changing digital environment. Its parent organization, the Center for Media Education, has a similar project to promote media in the public interest. This entry discusses the history and goals of CDD.

CDD is based in the District of Columbia, but its efforts online transcend a region or a locality in their impact. In general, CDD operates as a media watchdog, working on behalf of individuals to whom the media market goods and services and about whom the media collect information. CDD staff alert the American public to the perils of such forms of information and communication ...

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