Organized social media manipulation has more than doubled since 2017, with at least 70 states employing computational propaganda to shape public opinion.
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.
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.
Upcoming conference will consider how this challenging information environment will affect election law and what election law might be able to do about it.
Video sparks outrage at the lethal cost that Palestinian women pay because of a lack of protections and discriminatory laws, a Human Rights Watch report.
Bertelsmann Foundation, Humanity in Action’s How to Fix Democracy is a video series exploring practical solutions to the threats facing democracies.
A growing number of Russian entertainers joined in a rare show of defiance and solidarity, in support of an actor who they say was wrongfully convicted
News media is taking hits from all sides, underscoring bitter partisan divide and fierce war over “official story” coming from President Trump’s Washington.
In countries where a free press was just beginning to emerge rising authoritarianism, social media cannibalization of audience is threatening its reversal.
A group of philanthropies working with Facebook Inc to study the social network’s impact on democracy threatened on Tuesday to quit.