Digital platforms’ concentrated financial and political control is like a stacked weapon sitting on a table, open indeed to ill-intentioned people.
Technology Dissidents articles on Democracy Chronicles
This technology dissidents section covers individuals and groups using technology to advance democracy and the controversies surrounding this practice. Whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Julian Assange will be covered here as well as technology and election experts like Harvard University's Lawrence Lessig. Also check out our entire section on Election Technology.
A viral Russian newspaper article prompted concerns over hacked voter registration systems. However, officials have said this hasn’t happened.
There are several election security threats. However, everyone seems to ignore one in particular – the electronic devices used during voting.
Hacking was the principal concern of election officials in previous years. Now its misinformation and logistics that worries them.
Hackers have traditionally been tracked. This time they have been solicited to test voting systems ahead of 2020 elections.
Jong Lee, Senior Fellow at the South Korean East Asia Institute has outlined four challenges likely to affect democracy across the world in 2020.
Disinformation is an insidious threat undermining faith in democracy. Arizona State University researcher Scott Ruston offers tips on how to defend yourself.
Rick Hasen argues that there are serious constitutional questions with a new California ban on deepfakes, notably as related to the first amendment.
The European Union may need “broader rules to make sure that the way companies collect and use data doesn’t harm the fundamental values of society.
A lawyer for a detained Iranian activist says he has died in a notorious prison in what one rights group described as a brutal killing by fellow inmates.