WebRoots Democracy: Our Story
By Areeq Chowdhury. I founded WebRoots Democracy in May 2014 from a rented studio flat above a travel agency in Leyton, East London, where I was living at the time. … Continue reading WebRoots Democracy: Our Story
Conspiracy theories are breaching the bulwarks of political trust and certainty – are the defences crumbling?
By Olivia Migliari. According to conspiracies, COVID-19 is a hoax; vaccines are going to implant trackable microchips in humans; COVID-19 is the man-made creation of powerful individuals for nefarious ends. … Continue reading Conspiracy theories are breaching the bulwarks of political trust and certainty – are the defences crumbling?
Cyber-libertarianism, free speech, and the ‘social turn’
By Charlie Markham. “How do you define free speech with an online lens in mind?” This was the first question posed by the brilliant Charlotte Jee, during the WebRoots Democracy … Continue reading Cyber-libertarianism, free speech, and the ‘social turn’
ICYMI: WebRoots Democracy Festival
WebRoots Democracy Festival was an online festival of talks, debates, and discussions examining pressing matters related to technology and democracy. It was held between 16-20 November 2020 and marked the … Continue reading ICYMI: WebRoots Democracy Festival
WATCH: Deepfakes and Democracy
The rise of deepfakes (convincingly faked videos created using artificial intelligence) poses a significant challenge for democracies across the world. They can be used to intimidate activists, undermine elections, and … Continue reading WATCH: Deepfakes and Democracy