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Building for a Tech "Year of Action:" Reflections on The Summit for Democracy and Paths Forward
A centerpiece of the Biden administration’s focus on "renewing democracy in the United States and around the world," the first-ever Summit for Democracy convened government, civil society, and private sector leaders for two agenda-setting days. A major goal of the summit: to kick off a "year of action and consultation" meant to put the pledged commitments into motion before the second Summit takes place.

But when it comes to technology’s role in democracy, what actions can be taken in the year ahead?

How do we ensure that internet freedom aligns with democratic norms and human rights as we collectively push back on digital authoritarianism? How do we build on existing investments to address information manipulation and hate speech, while addressing privacy? How does tech serve the Global South and marginalized communities?

Join IST’s Vera Zakem for a timely post-Summit conversation with Twitter’s Nick Pickles, NDI’s Moira Whelan, and the Atlantic Council’s Rose Jackson on what can be built for the "year of action."

Dec 14, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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