“We lived on farms, then we lived in cities, and now we’re going to live on the Internet!”
– The Social Network, 2010.

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The fate of digital democracy is linked to the fate of online voting

What if we could get rid of politicians and simply vote on everything ourselves? Why limit ourselves to referenda on independence movements, and not have referenda on all issues affecting our lives? These are the questions which spur much of the civic tech innovation we see in the UK and across the globe. Apps and … Continue reading The fate of digital democracy is linked to the fate of online voting

Reimagine elections: Enabling a democracy that works for everyone

As we move towards building “a democracy that works for everyone”, we cannot afford to overlook the fact that our method of voting is an analogue one. At the same time that more and more people are switching towards a digital by default lifestyle with their method of banking, shopping, dating, and communicating, our levels … Continue reading Reimagine elections: Enabling a democracy that works for everyone

Facebook and fact-checkers can’t defeat fake news, only education can

Fake news, cyber-trolls, echo chamber. We’re in a new era. An era where digital technology has a tangible impact on our lives and in our politics. It’s ‘Democracy 2.0’. Although there are so many possibilities, we need to understand and clamp down on the abuse, in order to exploit the potential. There are so many … Continue reading Facebook and fact-checkers can’t defeat fake news, only education can

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