We help the world understand how to govern better by using civic technologies and how to make technologies more civic by adopting democratic principles in design, service delivery, and information sharing.
Governing.Digital is a clearinghouse for trustworthy information and analysis about digital governance for governments, technology companies, nonprofits, journalists, and the public. Our mission is to embed democratic values into the digital governance policies and statutes of nation states and the private corporations that operate the public squares of the 21st century.
In service of that goal, we bring good ideas in digital democracy to light, document who’s making a difference, and help codify what’s working to achieve maximum positive public impact. We believe democracy works best when we are best informed, so we seek to educate the public, press, and lawmakers about how and where disruptive technologies strengthen societies instead of dividing them. Learn more.
Research and Reports
Our latest posts are below. Learn more about our research and reports here.
- Governing digital in 2020Democracy depends on informed publics to function, but around the world, authoritarianism and populism are on the rise, increasingly using new technologies to censor, repress, surveil, and disinform the public. This phenomenon is muddying the capacity of the public to be accurately informed and engage in collective action based upon shared, trustworthy facts, putting a […]
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