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Get a say in running Civil, and be part of a movement to take back control of the internet. And feel good that 100% of your money goes directly to support trustworthy journalism.
Get a say in how Civil runs
You are charged with ensuring that only trustworthy newsrooms have a place on Civil. As a member of the Civil community, you have the power to challenge any newsroom that does not uphold the Civil Constitution and vote on issues.
The more you spend on your membership, the more say you have on Civil. When you buy a membership, you will receive an equal amount of Civil tokens (CVL). CVL represents your share and voting voice on Civil.
100% of your money goes to support trustworthy journalism…and it’s tax-deductible! Your contribution will go directly to the Civil Foundation. The Civil Foundation is committed to serving independent newsrooms through educational programming, grant-making, community-building, and advocacy.
Our community has already stepped up to uphold trustworthy journalism on the Civil Registry. And that’s inspiring.
Civil tokens of casted votes in 6 challenges and 2 appeals.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need to buy Civil tokens to support journalism?
Civil tokens are a cryptocurrency which enables you to govern the platform. You own CVL the way you own a physical object. No company can take them away or make them disappear.
When you purchase a membership Civil tokens, you will receive an equal amount of Civil tokens based on market value. Those tokens represent your share and say on Civil. 100% of the proceeds from your membership will go to the Civil Foundation, which is committed to the sustainability of trustworthy journalism around the world. And it’s tax-deductible! Learn more here.
I don’t live in the US. Can I still become a Civil member?
Yes! If your country is on this list, you’ll be able to follow along with our materials without any changes. If it’s not, just reach out to us at [email protected] and we’ll walk you through an alternative.
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