A major issue has been the role of the internet in democracy. A new perspective examines “internet platforms’ rights and responsibilities to protect democracy”.
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Internet and Democracy is our section encompasses all the different ways the internet has changed or will change the election process. Many different reforms of voting have become necessary to discuss including electronic means of casting a vote, counting votes or courting votes. Be sure to also check out our Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents or Voting Machines.
There is now more to internet shutdown as governments around the world grow more savvy in stifling info flow. They now ask ISPs to slow down connectivity.
Americans in China, South Korea won’t be able to vote in person for the Democratic primary next month and would instead vote online courtesy of Coronavirus.
The vulnerabilities around the Voatz app used for voting made rounds early this month. Despte its withdrawal, other apps are still being used for voting.
Election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server was hacked.
While voting machines themselves are not designed to be online, the larger voting systems in many states end up there, putting the voting process at risk.
Headed into 2020, with a presidential election on the horizon, cyber concerns are certain to be in the spotlight in Washington.
You might be a little surprised to hear that some voters in parts of the country are voting from home, using an app.
Congress member Karen Bass has introduced a resolution that calls on African governments to protect and promote human rights through internet freedom.
Andrew Sullivan discusses the future of American democracy on this week’s episode of the Democracy Works podcast.