Category: cyber warfare

Digital democracy vs techno-authoritarianism: ‘Existential crisis’ for Chinese firms

     

The spread of China’s “techno-authoritarianism,” its pursuit of the “innovation advantage,” and its incompatibility with the liberal democratic model is the focus of a new report. The underlying dynamics and… Read more »

China waging global ‘hybrid war’: Beijing’s mass surveillance for secrets and scandal

     

The personal details of millions of people around the world have been swept up in a database compiled by a Chinese tech company with reported links to the country’s military… Read more »

Has technology’s democratic promise been irretrievably lost?

     

Has the democratic promise of technology been irretrievably lost? The short answer: not yet. But the new era is marked by struggles on multiple fronts. https://t.co/aXOrILbJwU via @CarnegieEndow — Democracy… Read more »

The ‘Great Online Convergence’: Digital authoritarianism comes to democracies?

     

  Russian civil society continues to dismantle pro-Kremlin disinformation, using both laughter and journalistic investigations. February has been a good month for those Russians who want to push back against pro-Kremlin… Read more »

How to protect democracy from cyber attacks

     

  Growing cybersecurity threats are disrupting democracies and relationships around the world, the Truman National Security Project observes.* Democracies are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks which can target institutions directly,… Read more »

‘Firm Up Democracy’s Soft Underbelly’: Autocrats winning war of ideas

     

The authoritarian resurgence will remain a major global risk in 2020 due to the many economic and social consequences of autocratic governance, according to Global Risk Intelligence. While some exceptions… Read more »

Building democratic resilience against weaponized disinformation

     

Social media and the Internet pose an acute threat to democracy, but probably not in the way that most people assume, says a leading expert. Many people believe that the… Read more »

Learn to Discern: Building resilience against ‘disinformation disorientation’

     

With the rise of  deep fakes, fake news, and other digital disinformation efforts, a new Technology Assessment Service would be ready for—not averse to—tackling issues related to strengthening democracy, according… Read more »

Disinformation weaponized to discredit democracy – Kofi Annan Commission

     

Social media has become a hotbed of extremism, used to undermine democracy, a think-tank said on Wednesday, calling for reforms to restore trust in government and banish fringe elements, The… Read more »

‘Distortion, dissembling and digital skulduggery’: Disinformation becoming normalized in elections

     

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based think-tank, is warning that ‘disinformation is becoming normalized‘ in elections, adding that it was ‘taken aback’ by the level of deceit in the… Read more »