Future Digital Threats to Democracy
About this commentary series
It is increasingly clear that the breakneck pace of technological development in the 21st century poses new digital threats to all forms of democracy, yet government, industry, and civil society remain ill-equipped to grapple with these forces in real time. As part of the Center for a New American Security’s (CNAS) broader Countering High-Tech Illiberalism project, this ongoing series from Technology for Global Security and CNAS examines the elements and potential implications of digital threats to democracy over the next ten years. Written by authors Nina Miller, Alexa Wehsener, and Vera Zakem, each of nine installments identifies a cross-cutting digital trend, based on a broad array of driving factors.