Category: digital democracy

How to counter disinformation’s deadly fallout

     

  Deepfakes, big data, and virtual reality—our working paper by @samuelwoolley @katie_joseff addresses how these emerging technologies may interact with the psychological factors that drive the demand for disinformation https://t.co/BzAyJs5VE4… Read more »

Disinformation poses ‘existential threat’ to democracy

     

  Disinformation and democracy https://t.co/6nyHdtOwCq — Democracy Digest (@demdigest) June 30, 2020 Online disinformation poses an “existential threat” to democracy, according to a cross-party group of peers from the UK’s… Read more »

COVID-19 ‘infodemic’: West in disarray over autocrats’ ‘battle of narratives’

     

The West has largely been in disarray in responding to autocratic disinformation on the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting calls for the U.S. to launch a “multilateral” initiative with like-minded democracies to… Read more »

Why resilience to online disinformation varies between democracies

     

Why are some democracies better equipped to face the problems of the digital era, demonstrating a resilience to manipulation and disinformation?  asks Edda Humprecht, a Senior Research and Teaching Associate… Read more »

Don’t blame digital technology for crisis of liberal democracy

     

The crisis of liberal democracy cannot be blamed on the development and prevalence of digital technology, as is sometimes asserted or more often implied.  Rather, the crisis has deeper causes… Read more »

‘Renewing Democracy in the Digital Age’: Rebuilding civic architecture, renovating democratic institutions

     

Rebuilding civic architecture, renovating democratic institutions and renewing the legitimacy of democracy will foster the resilience of societies and help preserve liberal-democratic values, according to a new analysis. Building a… 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 »