Tech, Social Media and Democracy. Socrates Romania 2019 – Aspen Institue

In perioada 24-26 mai am participat la primul Seminar Socrates Leadership dedicat relatiei transatlantice si impactului tehnologiei asupra sistemelor democratice organizat in Romania. Participarea a fost internationala.

Multumesc echipei Aspen Institute Romania pentru invitatie si pentru ocazia de a dezbate o serie de subiecte actuale impreuna cu un grup de experti romani si straini. Am invatat intr-un context excelent lucruri relevante, noi si am avut ocazia sa cunosc participanti romani si straini deosebiti cu aceleasi preocupari ca si mine.

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Socrates Romania 2019

Friend or Foe?: How Tech Is Transforming Democracy

Technology has transformed democratic societies in recent years from playing a significant role in recent elections on both sides of the Atlantic to amplifying the voices of ordinary citizens on everyday matters. This Socrates Seminar will explore opportunities and challenges presented by technology with a focus on social media. To what extent were social media disinformation campaigns successful in impacting recent elections in the Unites States and Europe? Has social media increased diversity in political participation, or has vitriolic online hate and instances of violence become a deterrent to participation? Have online organizing tools increased constructive advocacy, or not? Is regulation the solution, or can technology ultimately police itself? Does tech help or hurt our democracies?

Dr. Mischa Thompson

Moderated by Dr. Mischa Thompson, Policy Advisor at the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE, also known as the Helsinki Commission).