About the Campaign

Disinformation, propaganda, and “Fake News” have always existed. But why should we worry about that at all?

What makes it different today is its rapid dissemination and global reach. The spread of false information is being deliberately weaponised by the enemies of freedom. It’s being used to degrade public trust in democratic and state institutions, the media and to intensify social division, resentment and fear.

The campaign FreedomFightsFake empowers citizens around the globe to think critically and “pre-bunk” disinformation!

How can we detect which claims are (deliberately) false?
In what ways can we counter the global phenomenon of disinformation?
What is the state of media freedom around the world and how can we strengthen it?

Join us as we search for answers to these questions among others and let’s work together against disinformation!

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Information on data protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the rules of data protection law as laid down in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The following declaration gives you an overview of how we guarantee this protection, in particular what kind of data is collected, processed and used for what purpose and what rights you are legally entitled to.

Responsible for data processing and contact details:
Responsible in terms of article 4 no. 7 GDPR is
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Karl-Marx-Strasse 2, 14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
+49 331 7019 0

You can contact the company data protection officer of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Dr Georg Wronka, at the following e-mail address: rawronka@web.de

You have the right to address complaints to the data protection supervisory authorities. Responsible office for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom:
State Commissioner for Data Protection and the Right of Access to Files
Stahnsdorfer Damm 77, 14532 Kleinmachnow


  • Personal data and processing purposes
  • Recording of log data
  • Cookies
  • Storage duration, deletion
  • Your rights

1. personal data and processing purposes

Personal data that you provide to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom electronically, such as your name, postal address or e-mail address, will be stored and used by us for the respective purpose of fulfilling your performance (participation in events, delivery of publications, grant requests) (Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter b GDPR). We also use them to draw your attention to other events, publications and other activities of the Foundation if the legal requirements for this are met (Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letters a and f GDPR); as a rule, we request your consent for this.

Data will only be passed on to third parties (e.g. to public sponsors, controlling authorities or organisations cooperating with the Foundation) if we are legally obliged to do so or if you have given us your consent. If we use service providers for technical support of data processing, this is done in strict compliance with the regulations on commissioned data processing (Article 28 GDPR).

2. recording of protocols

When you visit our website, unless you provide us with information in some other way, we only record the personal data that your browser sends to our server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

IP address
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to coordinated universal time (UTC)
request transmitted by the Web browser, consisting of request method (e.g. GET), requested page or resource, protocol version (e.g. HTTP/1.1)
access status/HTTP status code (e.g. 404 for "page not found")
Amount of data transferred in each case
Page from which the currently displayed page was called or the resource was integrated (if your web browser transmits this information)
Browser recognition, consisting of name, manufacturer, version and language of your browser software, as well as operating system and its version (if your web browser transmits this information)
The above-mentioned data is collected for the purpose of displaying our website and to ensure stability and security. The legal basis is article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the aforementioned purpose of data collection.

3. cookies

In addition to the protocol data mentioned above when you visit our website, cookies are stored on your computer. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Information is stored in the cookie, which in each case is related to the specifically used end device. This does not mean, however, that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity. Furthermore, cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

This website uses the following types of cookies:


These are cookies that are stored temporarily and are destroyed when you close the link. You can choose to accept session cookies by changing the settings in your browser.

Facebook Pixel

We also use the so-called "Facebook Pixel" from Facebook Inc. ("Facebook") on our website. This enables users of our website to be shown interest-based advertisements ("Facebook ads") when visiting the social network Facebook or other websites that also use the process. With the Facebook pixel, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge: By integrating the Facebook pixel, Facebook receives the information that you are an advertisement from us clicked or called up the corresponding website of our website. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered on Facebook or have not logged in, there is a possibility that the provider will find out and save your IP address and other identification features.

With the use of the Facebook pixel, we pursue the purpose of only showing Facebook ads we have placed to those Facebook users who have shown an interest in our website. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we would like to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not have a nuisance.

Furthermore, with the help of the Facebook pixel, we can understand the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad. The legal basis for the use of the Facebook pixel is Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f GDPR.

Information from the third-party provider Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA about the data policy and further information about data collection can be found here, here and here.

4. storage duration, deletion

The foundation stores and uses your personal data for as long as this is necessary to fulfil the respective service or to achieve the purpose on which the storage is based, or as long as a granted consent is not revoked.

If these requirements are not met, the data will be deleted subject to statutory retention obligations. Data will also be deleted in the other cases listed in Article 17 GDPR.

5. your rights

You can revoke your consent to the processing and use of your data at any time (Article 7 para. 3 GDPR); to do so, please send an e-mail to: service@freiheit.org

Your data will then be deleted immediately. This also applies to the revocation of a declaration of consent granted to the Foundation before the GDPR came into force, i.e. before 25 May 2018.

You have the right of access to the data stored by the Foundation regarding your person in accordance with Article 15 GDPR and § 34 BDSG. Please address this request to the data protection officer of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

You have the right to demand the correction of incorrect data concerning you, article 16 GDPR.

You also have the right to have your personal data deleted under the conditions listed in Article 17 GDPR and supplemented by § 35 BDSG. Please send a corresponding request to: service@freiheit.org

You are entitled to the rights of restriction of processing in accordance with Article 18 GDPR, of objection in accordance with Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR and of data transferability in accordance with Article 20 GDPR. If we use your data to send you information (direct advertising), you may object to the use of your data for these purposes. We will then no longer process these data for these purposes, Article 21, paragraphs 2 and 3 GDPR.

The objection can be made in any form with the subject "Objection", stating your name and address, and should be sent to service@freiheit.org.

In order to optimize and continuously improve our website for you, as well as to display our offers according to your interests, we process your data and work with cookies.

Use all functions

To do this, we process data on our own systems. In addition, we integrate content from external providers such as videos or maps and exchange data with some providers for web analytics.

Use technically necessary functionality.

We use your data exclusively to ensure the technically necessary functionality. The processing only takes place on our own systems. Therefore, content may not be displayed on some pages. If necessary, you can activate access to the content individually.

Read all the details in our Privacy Policy. You can view and revoke your consent given here at any time.