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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.
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.
An environmental activist faces a show trial for his Facebook posts, as part of Vietnam’s continuing attack on freedom of expression.
Iranian lawyer jailed for 30 years after setting up a channel Telegram, highlighting human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic.
Bangladesh authorities made a series of new arrests in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.
A Vietnamese court has jailed two activists on charges of publishing damaging anti-state propaganda about the communist-run country.
Julian has been arrested for reporting war crimes, while the criminals walk free. This is an outrage. Our democracy is upside down. We can’t allow our nation to continue down this path.
Case against Julian Assange got newspaper editorial pages, political pundits and cable news analysts debating on the state of freedom of the press in U.S.