According to the evidence, not on its own.
The digital revolution doesn’t just raise issues of privacy. It fundamentally alters the conception of free and sovereign humans on which liberal democracy is based.
Digital technology enables the emergence of a new kind of democratic participation that can help Europe overcome a loss of trust in government.
Does the web produce particular outcomes because of how it is built, or does it merely reflect society?
Online voting could increase accessibility and lead to greater participation.
Political responses to the rise of radio moved from optimism to pessimism to pragmatism. Policy responses to social media may take the same journey.
Long before the Brexit referendum or the US presidential election, digital ecosystems had changed the political calculus.
Hans Kundnani reviews three ways of understanding the role of technology in the current political turmoil.
Democracy simply wasn’t designed for this technological revolution.
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