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Technology and Democracy: Understanding the influence of online technologies on political behaviour

Technology and Democracy: Understanding the influence of online technologies on political behaviour and decision-making


Abstract: 

Drawing from many disciplines, the report adopts a behavioural psychology perspective to argue that “social media changes people’s political behaviour”. Four pressure points are identified and analysed in detail: the attention economy; choice architectures; algorithmic content curation; and mis/disinformation. Policy implications are outlined in detail.


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Source:

JRC Science for Policy Report,2020 https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/technology-and-democracy


Authors:

LEWANDOWSKY Stephan

SMILLIE Laura

GARCIA David

HERTWIG Ralph

WEATHERALL Jim

EGIDY Stefanie

ROBERTSON Ronald E.

O’CONNOR Cailin

KOZYREVA Anastasia

LORENZ-SPREEN Philipp

BLASCHKE Yannic

LEISER Mark