Russia under Putin continues to chart an authoritarian path. In a new twist, authorities are pressuring social media to censor posts.
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.
Far-right Twitter troll was arrested on Wednesday and charged with spreading disinformation online that tricked Democratic voters in 2016.
New research shows that AI can help form accurate news assessments – but only when a news story is first emerging.
65-year-old woman sentenced to more than 43 years in jail for sharing online posts criticising the royal family
Data governance surfaces as key terrain on which to regulate firms engaged in datafication by responding to the injustices of informational capitalism.
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.