About This Project


This website is part of the Understanding “the Biggest Lie on the Internet” project.

The goal of the project is to research and share information about “the biggest lie on the internet” (“I agree to the terms and conditions”). The hope is that broader awareness about “the biggest lie” amongst policymakers, platform providers, and publics, will help guide the changes necessary for the realization of online privacy and reputation deliverables.

Want to know more? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Have questions or comments? Email us: jaobar(at)yorku.ca

Project Team

Jonathan A. Obar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, York University

Aaron Albert, Video Production and Graphics, AJAPost

Valeta Wensloff, Site Assistance, Department of Media & Information, Michigan State University

Andrew Hatelt, Research Assistant

Project Funding

We are grateful for project funding from York University and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. The content present on the site, in the videos and reports does not necessarily align with the views of the project funders.

This project is affiliated with The Department of Communication Studies at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.