53% of U.S. adults who voted in the general election say they engaged in at least 1 of 6 political activities over the past six months.
These platforms have served as venues for political engagement and social activism for many years, especially for Black Americans.
Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at the Pew Research Center, presented this material on October 29, 2020 to scholars, policy makers and civil society advocates convened by New York University’s Governance Lab. He described findings from two canvassings of hundreds of technology and democracy experts that captured their views about the future of democracy and the future of social and civic innovation by the year 2030.
A majority of experts canvassed say significant reforms aimed at correcting problems in democratic institutions and representation will take place. But they are divided about whether this will lead to positive outcomes for the public.
About half the experts we canvassed predict humans' use of technology will weaken democracy by 2030, while a third expect technology will strengthen it as reformers fight back against democracy's foes.
Amid unrest, here is a closer look at Lebanon's widespread use of WhatsApp, as well as unhappiness with the political and economic situation.
About half of Facebook users say they are not comfortable when they see how the platform categorizes them, and 27% maintain the site’s classifications do not accurately represent them.
As the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag turns 5 years old, a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media's impact on political and civic engagement
The new media and information ecosystem in communities and how foundations can think about new opportunities in this environment.
Susannah Fox will be a guest lecturer for a course on patient engagement design at the Stanford University School of Medicine.