Technology and Democracy: Understanding the influence of online technologies on political behaviour
Updated: Jan 9, 2021
Technology and Democracy: Understanding the influence of online technologies on political behaviour and decision-making
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.
Here the publication in PDF version.
JRC Science for Policy Report,2020 https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/technology-and-democracy
ROBERTSON Ronald E.