Event: Launch of the Democracy@Risk Report
On the 20th of September, the Democracy@Risk project will launch a report summarising the key findings of a multidisciplinary literature review conducted by the Democracy@Risk Project at the University of Manchester in 2020.
Drawing on existing research and scholarship, it sheds further light on digital political micro-targeting and online misinformation as two potential sources of harm for democracy in the digital age, and assesses the challenges relating to digital information literacy as one of the most frequently proposed solutions to the problems generated by these phenomena.
This event will bring together expertise from across the University of Manchester’s Digital Futures network to discuss the key challenges assessed in this report, and look at how citizens might be better empowered to deal with them.
12:00: Overview of report – Ariadna Tsenina
12.15: Panel discussion on the report recommendation areas
- Digital Political Micro targeting – Kate Dommett
- Online Misinformation – Martin Innes
- Digital Information Literacy – TBC
13:00: Q&A with panel members and audience
Professor Martin Innes, Director of Cardiff University Crime and Security Research Institute; Director of Universities’ Police Science Institute
Dr Kate Dommett, Senior Lecturer in the Public Understanding of Politics, University of Sheffield
Dr Ariadna Tsenina, Research Associate, University of Manchester
Democracy@Risk Launch event
Date: Monday 20th September
Time: 12:00 – 13:30