Digital Threats In Election:

  • Digital technologies have had an earth-shaking impact on democracy from opening up debate and protest to spreading fake news and extreme views. Many types of actors, with different capabilities and intentions, use digital techniques to influence elections or undermine democracy. but Policymakers, citizens, and researchers, therefore, need to take serious and swift action. If they do so, many responses to foreign interference may also safeguard democracy from being degraded by domestic actors. And by improving the quality of democratic processes and institutions, we can help make our political systems more resistant to foreign interference. These virtuous circles should be what we aim for when we address digital threats to democracy.