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The Democracy Project

The Democracy Project

This collection of essays by scholars and technologists, which developed as a collaboration between the Ethics Center and The Atlantic magazine, traces the impact of technology on democracy and suggests ways in which technology can strengthen democratic practices and institutions.

    Juliette De Maeyer

    Podcasting Is the New Talk-Radio

    By Juliette De Maeyer

    Whitney Quesenbery

    Democracy Has a Design Problem

    By Whitney Quesenbery

    Alexander Howard

    Protecting the Public Commons

    By Alexander B. Howard

    Meredith Broussard

    Broken Technology Hurts Democracy

    By Meredith Broussard

    Kawandeep Virdee

    Democracy Needs Storytellers

    By Kawandeep Virdee

    Alvaro M. Bedoya

    You Cannot Encrypt Your Face

    By Alvaro M. Bedoya

    Jonathan Zittrain

    The Age of Misinformation

    By Jonathan Zittrain




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