Political advertising has got smarter – but have we? Lush and Fat Rat Films have released a quirky drama-documentary, combining expert interviews with the likes of Guardian journalist, Carole Cadwalladr, … Continue reading Are mind-reading algorithms stealing our democracy?
By Ben Pearson. On January 22nd, WebRoots Democracy hosted a public seminar to explore claims about Russian interference in the EU referendum. To assess the evidence and shed some light … Continue reading Did Russia hack the referendum?
By Areeq Chowdhury. What if we could get rid of politicians and simply vote on everything ourselves? Why limit ourselves to referenda on independence movements, and not have referenda on … Continue reading The fate of digital democracy is linked to the fate of online voting
By Ben Pearson. On November 6th, we held a panel discussion in the House of Commons to launch our latest report: Cost of Voting. The report is the first of … Continue reading Cost of Voting: Report Launch
The UK Government, alongside countries in the EU and the European Free Trade Area, has signed up to the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment. The declaration commits the UK to ‘digital … Continue reading UK signs up to the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment
By Frank Kibble. The General Election that has just been fought in New Zealand was a deeply captivating and forever-shifting contest. Bill English’s National Party were looking to hold on … Continue reading The 2017 New Zealand General Election: A Digital Review
By Areeq Chowdhury. The 2017 snap general election was called to bring about a “strong and stable” government but as we know, this did not quite go to plan with … Continue reading The sn-app general election?
By Ben Pearson. On the 26th January 2017, WebRoots Democracy (WRD) launched it’s most recent report, Democracy 2.0, in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House. Alongside our panel discussion with Areeq … Continue reading Write-up: Hitting refresh on the Digital Democracy Commission
By Areeq Chowdhury & Oliver Sidorczuk. Fake news, cyber-trolls, echo chamber. We’re in a new era. An era where digital technology has a tangible impact on our lives and in … Continue reading Facebook and fact-checkers can’t defeat fake news, only education can
Teenagers should be taught to critically analyse what they read on the internet to help tackle the rise of ‘fake news’, the Institute for Digital Democracy (IDD) has said in … Continue reading REPORT: The Government must focus on political education in schools to tackle the rise of fake news
The Institute for Digital Democracy (IDD) – the first think tank to specifically explore opportunities for the digitalisation of British politics – will launch this Wednesday (12th October) from the … Continue reading Institute for Digital Democracy launched to ‘transform the way voters experience politics’