Category: democracy and technology

Can U.S.—EU digital alliance defend democracy from disinformation?

     

The global open internet is splintering as nation-states such as China and Russia wall themselves from the free flow of information while repurposing digital technology to their economic and ideological… Read more »

Going on the offense against disinformation

     

The intentional use of misleading information to influence societies, or disinformation, presents a serious threat to the integrity of democratic systems, according to analysts Daniel Fried and Alina Polyakova. Authoritarian states… Read more »

How to cultivate democratic resilience in face of authoritarianism

     

How can the West combat disinformation without curbing its own free speech? This was one of the questions raised in this week’s CEPA forum on Resilience in the Face of Authoritarianism…. Read more »

‘We are between epochs’ – democracy must adapt

     

  ‘A Dictatorship Is Being Created’: An Interview with Lech Wałęsa https://t.co/U6rrtpxhQL via @nybooks — Democracy Digest (@demdigest) September 3, 2020 The current democratic crisis demonstrates that “we are between… Read more »

Democratic adaptability vs autocratic ruthlessness: Coronavirus impacts great power competition

     

The major dividing line in effective crisis response will not place autocracies on one side and democracies on the other, argues Stanford’s Francis Fukuyama. Rather, there will be some high-performing… Read more »

How to protect democracy from digital authoritarians’ toolbox

     

The alliances, cooperation, and coordination that comprise the liberal world order depend on sufficient public political support and trust within and across democracies, notes Michael Colaresi, William S. Dietrich II… Read more »