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Slate: Let’s Build Pro-Democracy Twitter Robots
Commentary and OpEds / In The News / Slate

Slate: Let’s Build Pro-Democracy Twitter Robots

(This post originally appeared as “Let’s Build Democracy Robots” on Slate.  Read Jillian York’s great retort “No We Should Not Build Pro-Democracy Twitter Bots“) Most Twitter users try to ignore messages from robot accounts. But maybe we should be putting bots to work for a more noble cause—democracy. One estimate […]

Digital Origins – Creative Commons Release
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Digital Origins – Creative Commons Release

My book The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy now available as a Creative Commons release from Oxford University Press.  Oxford has provided a publication quality PDF for download.            

USAToday: Israeli army, Hamas military tap power of social media
In The News / interviews

USAToday: Israeli army, Hamas military tap power of social media

Quoted in USAToday    

By Oscar Buhl (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Commentary and OpEds / In The News / TechPresident

TechPresident: How Obama’s Democratization Strategy Can Be Even More Tech Savvy

(This post originally appeared as “How Obama’s Foreign Policy Can Be Savvier about Tech and Democratization” on TechPresident.) The last four years have seen demonstrated dividends for democracy from investments made by the Obama administration. Forging a new foreign policy approach that fosters openness for governments and technology support for […]