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Digital Democracy - The tools transforming political engagement

Democratic institutions today look much as they have done for decades, if not centuries. The Houses of Parliament, the US Congress, and some of the West’s oldest parliaments are largely untouched by successive waves of new technology. 139 more words

Digital Culture

Is Digital Democracy Doomed?

Once upon a time a young man named Solomon Curtis set out on a quest to get young people to engage with politics and vote. His quest begins on the streets on London where he asks young people how they engage with politics and he finds that they don’t really engage at all, and if they do, what they do, doesn’t work. 327 more words

Can Silicon Valley’s Autocrats Save Democracy?

In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social network’s vision for the coming years.

The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a “ 1,486 more words

Facebook

THE GUARDIAN of DATA the KEEPER of ARCHIVES ,THE HERMES

Big data’s power is terrifying. That could be good news for democracy
BY George Monbiot

Has a digital coup begun? Is big data being used, in the US and the UK, to create personalised political advertising, to bypass our rational minds and alter the way we vote? 967 more words

Computers And Internet

Helping parliaments get closer to the people they represent

The Democratic Society
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“The internet has given us the opportunity for a genuine paradigm shift towards the ‘open parliament’ “

“The successful digital parliament must reflect the world around it.   21 more words

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. 2,085 more words

Digital Democracy

Digital Democracy Helps Watchdog State Government

A new search engine called Digital Democracy can comb through videos, transcripts, and records of what goes on in America’s statehouses.

Julie Griffiths, the executive director of the the nonprofit Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, wanted to keep tabs on California’s American Disabilities Act compliance laws. 83 more words

Government Transparency