Recent changes at Twitter have enabled authoritarian governments in Russia, China, and Iran to amplify propaganda and disinformation.
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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.
2022 saw significant online ecosystem changes that have the potential to further erode global democratic systems and values.
The sheer perseverance and linguistic ingenuity of activists and dissidents are impressive, but the Chinese state’s state of online freedom is less so.
Twitter says it was relaxing its ban on political and issue-based advertising, a reversal of the company’s approach to paid political speech.
It is ill-advised to organize a political election via the Internet. That is the conclusion reached by the research team of Bernard van Gastel.
We analyzed a dataset of election websites maintained by CTCL and found that, of the 7,010 websites that we included for analysis, only 1,747 used .gov.
A largely overlooked hacking target that could help those who want to sow doubt about vote tallies in the November midterms.
Nic Cheeseman had this information in Democracy in Africa: Watch the recent roundtable on the role and impact of misinformation in Kenya’s general elections, a joint event between Strathmore University and Democracy in Africa held on 27 September 2022. Find more information on the speakers and the roundtable here.
COVID-19 showed… how essential high-speed Internet is to our everyday lives… Yet, millions… do not have reliable [broadband] access.
Internet voting can’t yet be made secure by any technology. There is no way to lessen security risks linked with online, paperless voting.