TTP Director Katie Paul Named as One of Fast Company’s 2021 Most Creative People in Business


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Fast Company announced its 12th annual list of the Most Creative People in Business, honoring an influential and diverse group of leaders who, through innovative thinking and bold action, have made an impact in their industries and beyond. Campaign for Accountability is thrilled to share that Tech Transparency Project (TTP) director Katie Paul was among those selected for this celebrated recognition.

Read Fast Company’s profile of Katie Paul.

Paul’s leadership over the past year has helped TTP expose numerous shortcomings in the U.S. technology sector which, if left unaddressed, would allow extremism and exploitation to carry on unchecked around the world. From exposing extremist groups and human smugglers openly operating in Facebook groups, to searching out scams surrounding voter registration and stimulus checks on Google, to calling out forced labor in Apple’s China supply chain, TTP’s research has been used to hold some of the world’s most powerful tech companies accountable.

“As the events of the last year have forced the world to become increasingly more online, it’s more important than ever that these digital spaces are protected from bad actors,” said Paul. “We’re incredibly grateful that Fast Company recognizes the importance of this work, and we hope to be able to continue to shift the spotlight onto the many dark corners of the internet that still need to be exposed.”

“This list has always recognized people across genres who aim to make a difference through the power of creativity,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “But this year is even more exciting as these individuals’ transcendent strides were made amid the most trying time in our lifetime. The Most Creative People are an inspiration for us all.”

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