Data governance surfaces as key terrain on which to regulate firms engaged in datafication by responding to the injustices of informational capitalism.
Social Media and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
This Social Media and Democracy section highlights the ongoing saga of how this new type of communications technology impacts the progress of free and fair elections across the globe. Whether social media brings benefit or harm to democracy is an area of heavy debate. Be sure to also check out our Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents, the Internet and Voting or Journalism and Free Speech.
Freedom House is piloting a new research initiative to investigate the interplay between digital platforms and election integrity.
Twitter has now updated a label placed on misleading claims spread by Trump and others around the election. It declares Joe Biden to have won the election.
Online harassment is the new frontline for journalists’ safety, with female journalists disproportionately confronted, newly published report.
Digital platforms’ concentrated financial and political control is like a stacked weapon sitting on a table, open indeed to ill-intentioned people.
Conservative public interest law firm sued three swing states to block officials from using elections grants, stating they do not want progressives to win.
There is a shortage of poll workers ahead of the November 2020 elections. Facebook has launched a poll worker recruitment push in the News Feed.
Russia interfered in the 2016 elections and there have been concerns it might do so again. Election officials are preparing for new Russian interference battle.
Key experts have schooled he US Congress on where to expect the biggest threat to election this year. They pointed out disinformation in particular.
The Turkish government is pushing a bill that will allow it control of social media. HRW published an article which urged parliament and social media firms to oppose it.