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Camilla Elliott

The Internet in Society - RSA org's Channel - 0 views

    Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk given in 2009, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on 'cyber-utopianism' - the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics.
Roland Gesthuizen

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on - 4 views

    "As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy."
Rhondda Powling

New Digital Bill of Rights - Stephen's Lighthouse - 2 views

    The two congressional representatives have unveiled a draft bill of rights for the Internet. Reps Darryl Issa and Ron Wyden unveiled their proposal at Personal Democracy Forum, and invite the Internet to edit and refine the list on Keep the Web Open.
John Pearce

Election Speeches · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House - 1 views

    "Each election, Prime Ministerial candidates lay out their parties' platforms in campaign speeches. These speeches are more than just historical records; they tell us about national concerns and political obsessions, wars and drought, industry and society. They speak to - and in some cases, exploit - our aspirations and our fears. We've collected speeches by successful and unsuccessful candidates from every election from 1901 right up to the present day."
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