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Democracy Opinion

Biden’s Opportunity: Look to The Tao to Heal our Divided Country

American democracy remains in mortal danger from extreme divisiveness. Biden may be the last best hope we have to reverse that.   More

Democracy International Affairs The Pandemic

A Health+Wealth Conversation: Should We Be Scared?

We recently gathered with Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema and author Zachary Karabell for a Halloween discussion on the fears of Americans. Potential threats are many—from the party you don’t support or even political violence, from global warming and extreme weather, from a possible depression, and of course from the pandemic.   More

Democracy Techonomy Events

What Just Happened?

The world is shifting on its axis and we're trying to figure out what comes next. While we may be a divided country in many ways, dialogue can still help us come together.   More

Democracy Media & Marketing Opinion

Murdoch Might Want Trump To Lose; But Zucker For Him to Win

With all the unfair and unbalanced shilling Fox News does for Donald Trump, it may come as a surprise that Rupert Murdoch may actually be rooting for Joe Biden. As for Jeff Zucker, a Biden win could mean tanking ratings for CNN.   More

Democracy Media & Marketing Policy

I Joined Parler So You Didn’t Have To

As Facebook and Twitter begin to flag more hate speech and misinformation, new social media hangouts step up to fill the void, for those who don’t like such censorship.   More

Democracy Government Tech & Society

Tech+Democracy: Could Interference Upset the Upcoming Election?

“I am confident that we will have record turn out and our results will be accurate. What I am concerned about is well-funded, well-organized strategic efforts to deny that reality to the public to serve political agendas and partisan goals.” – Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson Never in memory have the mechanics of a […]   More

Democracy Media & Marketing Tech & Society

A 16-Year-Old’s View: How Social Media is Changing 21st-Century Civil Rights

Protests are now organized, debated, and reported on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook, among others. Our 16-year-old intern on social media and the current moment.   More

Democracy Leadership Media & Marketing

Watch: Sinan Aral on Understanding the Hype Machine

As the world relies even more heavily on social media during Covid-19 and the upsurge against racism and police violence, MIT Sloan professor Sinan Aral will help us understand what it means, and what individuals, companies, and society should do differently.   More

Democracy Healthcare Opinion

Let’s Also Flatten the Curve on Another Virus

Even as the world fights Covid-19, another kind of virus is making that harder--willful disinformation, often planted by governments like Russia. Fake news about Covid is rampant.   More

Community Insights Democracy Government Resilience

Making Elections Resilient Against Pandemics

COVID-19 hits in an election year, which raises many questions about how we cope. We need modern voting tech to help democracy be more resilient, argues a former director of research at the NSA.   More

Democracy Global Tech Net Giants Opinion Techonomy Events

What Are the Real Issues We Must Urgently Address?

To get the world off an increasingly worrisome and self-reinforcing cycle of tech dysfunction, political paralysis, and failed action on climate, we all must get involved. Techonomy is committed, and we tackle all these issues at our conference next week.   More

Democracy Net Giants Security & Privacy

To Protect Net Freedom, We Have to Work Together

Governments in too many countries build fake websites to catch us, or jam satellite signals to prevent information from traveling over their borders.   Journalists are often jailed and too often their lives are in danger. Our world is experiencing a steady decrease in freedom and that should concern all of us.   More

Democracy Net Giants The Internet

The Internet Civil War

The internet is in jeopardy. A small band of global technology companies have achieved a scale and influence that dwarfs most countries, and an existential split over the internet has emerged between nations. If we are going to retain the internet's extraordinary social, economic, and democratic power, we must push back.   More

Democracy Government Tech & Society

What Two 2020 Presidential Candidates Said on the Techonomy Stage

Presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker and Andrew Yang are advocates for tech and believers in its economic importance. Yes, they are techonomists, and both have spoken on our stage. Hear their take on the issues in these exclusive conference videos.   More