A collection of essays from technologists and scholars about how machines are reshaping civil society
Without the open internet, Americans lose an essential tool in the fight against discriminatory mass surveillance.
“A public social media platform would have the civic mission of providing us a diverse and global view of the world.”
Digital tools for documenting and sharing people’s experiences are crucial in times of political upheaval.
Democracy may be impossible in a world where no dissent is anonymous.
Deplorable frogs and “nasty women” aren’t just online for comic relief. They’re central to how people engage with political issues.
Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft must recognize a special responsibility for the parts of their services that host or inform public discourse.
It isn’t too late to stop technologies from further destabilizing fragile democratic institutions.
Technology is changing the way people think about—and participate in—democratic society. What does that mean for democracy?