Democracy@Risk Launch Event
|Starts:||12:00 20 Sep 2021|
|Ends:||13:30 20 Sep 2021|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||The University of Manchester|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Ariandna Tsenina, Professor Martin Innes, Dr Kate Dommett|
This is a cross-theme Digital Futures event between Citizens & Government and Digital Trust & Security themes.
In the wake of the digital surge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens are spending a record proportion of their day on their digital devices, whilst the level of public dissatisfaction with democracy is at its highest since the mid-1990s. It seems that in this twenty-first century, the demos have never been more online, and democracy has never felt more at risk.
The Democracy@Risk report summarises the key findings of a multidisciplinary literature review conducted by the Democracy@Risk Project at the University of Manchester in 2020.
Drawing on existing research and scholarship, it sheds further light on digital political micro-targeting and online misinformation as two potential sources of harm for democracy in the digital age, and assesses the challenges relating to digital information literacy as one of the most frequently proposed solutions to the problems generated by these phenomena.
This event will bring together expertise from across the University of Manchester's Digital Futures network to discuss the key challenges assessed in this report, and look at how citizens might be better empowered to deal with them.
Dr Ariandna Tsenina
Role: Research Associate
Organisation: University of Manchester
Professor Martin Innes
Role: Director of Cardiff University Crime and Security Research Institute
Organisation: Cardiff University
Dr Kate Dommett
Role: Senior Lecturer in the Public Understanding of Politics
Organisation: University of Sheffield
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