Data Sources

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thinkContext is a web browser extension which adds contextually relevant, politically progressive information to your web browsing.

Want to support companies that support LGBT rights? How about finding out if workers at that hotel you are about to book are unionized? Does that restaurant pay a living wage? thinkContext puts this information at your finger tips into the web browsing you already do empowering you to live your progressive values.

Interested? Read on for features and screenshots or go ahead and install it by clicking the link for your web browser on the left.


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A Google search for "glasses" displays a icon next to a business listed in the B Corporation directory.

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Hovering the mouse over the icon causes a dialog box to open with more information.

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On Facebook a appears next to an ad of a company that advertises on Rush Limbaugh's radio show.

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Visiting a movie's page on Netflix, IMDB, and Rotten Tomatoes that passes the Bechdel Test displays a in the address bar.


thinkContext inserts information about progressive campaigns that are related to a particular thing. A thing is usually a company but it does not have to be, it could be a movie or a place, for example. We're able to associate campaign information with things in the following contexts:

  • Next to search engine results on Google, Google Maps, Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo
  • In the browser address bar when you visit a thing's website.
  • Next to text ads that reference a thing's web address. Currently we do this for ads on search engines, Facebook, Gmail, and several third party ad networks (ie Google's Adsense)
  • On social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
  • For members of US Congress in any text when their name is mentioned with their title (ie a news article mentioned "Sen. Elizabeth Warren")
  • Hotels, restaurants and movies when they appear on topical websites (ie Yelp, TripAdvisor, IMDB)

Data Sources

We pull information from the following progressive campaigns. When you are browsing look for the icons next to each source, they indicate there's available information.

ALEC Exposed
ALEC Exposed seeks to shine a light on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive collaboration between Big Business and conservative politicians. More info
America's Worst Charities
A joint investigation by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting into charities where the vast majority of donations don't help the needy as intended. More info
B Corporations
are companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. More info
Bechdel Movie Test
Indicates whether a movie passes the Bechdel Test, that is, if a movie contains two women that at some point speak to each other about something besides a man. More info
Boycott Koch Industries on Buycott
In rare 60 minutes interview Bill Koch, one of the two Koch brothers who own a combined 84% of Koch Industries, enthusiastically notes that their company's mantra is "profits above everything." (source). And they've proved their devotion to the idea. More info
Boycott The Mascot
An effort to pressure advertisers that support the use of the racist team name of the Washington DC NFL football team. More info
CA Healthy Nail Salons Collaborative
was established in 2005 out of a growing concern for the health, safety and rights of nail salon and cosmetology workers, owners, and students. The Collaborative includes over forty organizational members and allies, including members from environmental and reproductive justice groups, the salon workforce, non-profit organizations, researchers, government agencies and other key stakeholders. More info
CPA-Zicklin Index for Political Disclosure and Accountability
Ranks 300 top companies on their public disclosure of political donations, particularly in the area of 'dark money'. More info
Climate Counts Company Scorecard
See how serious companies are about stopping climate change - and how they compare to their sector competitors. The annually updated scorecard reflects the self-reported efforts of companies to address climate change - or avoid it altogether. More info
Congressional Influence Explorer
See major donors to members of Congress. More info
Cotton Sourcing Snapshot
Scores apparel companies on how well they avoid labor abuse in the cotton they use in their products. More info
Demand GMO Labeling on Buycott
We deserve to know what's in our food. More info
Democracy Now!
a daily progressive, nonprofit, independently syndicated news hour that airs on more than 1,250 stations around the globe. More info
Disrupt Denial
America's biggest brands say they want action on global warming, but spend millions to keep climate change deniers in Congres. More info
Fair Food Program
The Fair Food Program, created by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, is a farmworker and consumer-driven initiative improving wages and conditions. It ensures farmworkers are paid and treated fairly with large food buyers committing to a code of conduct. More info
Free2Work provides consumers with information on how products relate to modern-day slavery. More info
Green Pages
highlights companies committed to using business as a platform for social change More info
Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
rates companies on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. More info
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Breaking news on a weekly basis. More info
Long live Palestine boycott Israel on Buycott
This campaign is about ordinary people around the world using their right to choose what they buy in order to help bring about an end to oppression in Palestine. It's a peaceful means of putting international pressure on the state of Israel and follows in ... More info
Media Matters For America
Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. More info
NAACP Civil Rights Legislative Reportcard
Scores Congress on key civil rights legslative votes. More info
PETA Beauty Without Bunnies
Informs on which companies do and do not test their products on animals More info
Political Fact Checker
PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times and its partners to help you find the truth in politics. More info
Progressive Congressional Scorecards
Congressional scorecards from a variety of progressive groups such as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign. Data provided by Project Vote Smart. More info
Restaurant Oportunites Center Ethical Diner's Guide
a list of restaurants which provide decent working conditions for their employees. See which eateries pay their workers a living wage, provide sick days and offer opportunities for advancement. More info
Rank A Brand
Rank a Brand provides independent rankings of how green, fair and transparant brands are. It is Europe's largest brand-comparison website with over 500 brands in 25 sub-sectors, including fashion, electronics, food & beverages and travel. More info
State Integrity Investigation
Ranking of each state based on their laws and practices that deter corruption and promote accountability and openness. Each state receive a report card with letter grades in 14 categories including campaign finance, ethics laws, lobbying regulations, and management of state pension funds. More info
Stop Rush Limbaugh
tracks companies that advertise on Rush Limbaugh's radio show More info
Think Tank Donor Search
Think Tank Donor Search is the first-ever searchable database of foreign government donations to major think tanks in the United States. It includes donations from government agencies as well as state-controlled and state-financed entities. It is not comprehensive, as some think tanks do not disclose their donors and some governments do not disclose grant details. Moreover, even those groups that do list donors include 'anonymous' among them. More info
Unite Here Union Hotel Guide
Lists which hotels have unionized workers and which are involved in a labor dispute. More info
Who Has Your Back?
Ratings from the Electronic Frontier Foundation of how Internet companies do in protecting their users' data from government requests More info
Who Profits
Tracks companies which are involved in Israeli settlements in the Palestinian Territories More info