Category: digital democracy

Could big data destroy liberal democracy?

     

Data is the new source of political power, Yuval Noah Harari tells NPR. He explains his worries that big data and AI technology threaten to destroy liberal democracy in a… Read more »

Digital authoritarianism grows, net freedom declines, democracy ‘withers’

     

Democracy is “withering” under the influence of growing digital authoritarianism, with China especially culpable for its efforts to export its Great Firewall of internet censorship, a watchdog group warned today…. Read more »

‘Rogue actors’ making digital technology incompatible with democracy

     

  The internet is the technology paradox writ more monstrous than ever. It’s a nonpareil tool for learning, roving and constructive community-building. But it’s unrivaled, too, in the spread of… Read more »

Defending Digital Democracy via Election Cybersecurity Scorecard

     

More than 120 state and local election officials, communications directors, IT managers, and secretaries of state ran drills simulating security catastrophes that could happen on the worst Election Day imaginable,… Read more »

A force multiplier for advancing democracy, cybersecurity in the digital age

     

McAfee, a more than 30-year old company traditionally known for is anti-virus software, just became the latest cybersecurity firm to release research into the spread of false information that could influence elections,… Read more »

Artificial intelligence: enabling authoritarians, jeopardizing democracy

     

At a moment of great anxiety about the state of modern liberal democracy,  artificial intelligence in China appears to be an incredibly powerful enabler of authoritarian rule. Is the arc… Read more »

Facebook ‘war room’ counters disinformation (but tech has corroded democracy)

     

Facebook is reportedly delighted with the performance of its anti-disinformation “war room” during Brazil’s presidential election. But despite Facebook’s stronger and more organized coordination of its effort to improve election-related… Read more »

Democracies ‘outgunned’ in fight to counter Russian disinformation

     

The Russian government recently launched a new disinformation campaign – aimed at deflecting blame for a possible chemical attack in Syria, where Russia is fighting to prop up the brutal… Read more »

Civil society ‘plays crucial role’ in spreading – and combating – disinformation

     

Facebook is working on building a war room (both in the physical sense and in the staffing sense) to protect elections, POLITICO reports. More than 300 people across the company are… Read more »