The National Security Agency and its British counterpart issued an unusual warning in October: The Russians were back and growing stealthier.
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.
Facebook Thursday ignored calls for new limits on political advertising ahead of 2020, instead making minor changes for more user control over ads, it said.
National news outlets provide different push notifications at different times to local and national audiences.
Jong Lee, Senior Fellow at the South Korean East Asia Institute has outlined four challenges likely to affect democracy across the world in 2020.
The case is a legal challenge to the State Department’s recent measure that aims at collecting social identifiers from all U.S Visa applicants.
For democracy to succeed reforms addressing social media generated conditions hostile to democracy will have to be designed, experts.
The US, UK, Australia have pressured Facebook to easy backdoor for law enforcement agencies, putting billions of users at risk.
Organized social media manipulation has more than doubled since 2017, with at least 70 states employing computational propaganda to shape public opinion.
National Press Club International Correspondents Committee and Press Freedom Team hosts a discussion on “Global Voices: Journalism Under Threat in Nicaragua.”
Egyptian authorities should protect the right to peaceful protest in upholding Egypt’s obligations under international human rights law.