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Global political trends in recent years have put to rest any illusions that the relationship between technological innovation and progress in democratic politics would be largely positive. Digital technology is disrupting international politics in myriad ways.
During last week’s Russian elections, the Kremlin put two major Western tech companies on notice: remove content pushed by Putin’s foes or risk being chased out of the market. Sadly, concessions by leading tech companies to authoritarian governments are nothing new. These companies must do better.
Autocrats have bent the internet to serve anti-democratic purposes. Can democracies halt their march?
An Israeli company has sold military-grade surveillance spyware to governments that are using it to spy on private citizens. What can the United States do about the explosion of such snooping?
UN member states have attempted to devise rules for state behavior in cyberspace. Yet disagreements have hampered those efforts, and the root causes of cyber instability remain.
Since the violent storming of Capitol Hill and subsequent ban of former U.S. President Donald Trump from Facebook and Twitter, the removal of Parler from Amazon’s servers, and the de-platforming of incendiary right-wing content, messaging services Telegram and Signal have seen a deluge of new users.
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