Background Readings

Session 1: Why Technology Favors the Autocrat   

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Book

  • People vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we can save it), Jamie Bartlett
    (Dutton 2018)

Session 2: The Tech Tools: The Means to an Authoritarian End  

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Session 3: The Case of China and its Progeny  

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  • China’s Tech-Enhanced AuthoritarianismDr. Samantha Hoffman’s written testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Hearing on “China’s Digital Authoritarianism: Surveillance, Influence, and Political Control” May 16, 2019 

 

Session 4: The Role of Policy Making and Legislation, and the Global Stage

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Session 5: Media Response: Transparency, Outreach and Collaboration with Tech’s Private Sector

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Session 6: The Role of Education: Civics and Media Literacy

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