Technology is at center of the 2020 election. Misinformation, polarization, and extremism are spreading across social media platforms and undermining the civic process. With our democracy at stake, we must identify how platforms enable these threats, and how we as
"Big problems and discrepancies with Mail In Ballots all over the USA. Must have final total on November 3rd." This misleading and inflammatory tweet from President Trump, unfortunately, is only one of millions of posts circulating on social media which
Millions of Americans with disabilities are excluded from voting and participating in our presidential elections. For example, this year’s televised presidential and vice-presidential debates were inaccessible to viewers with hearing loss. Despite voter equality legislation and more accessible polling options,
With the 2020 election approaching, misinformation continues to flood social media, threatening the integrity of our democracy. We, the HTR board, call on tech companies to rethink their platforms’ structures and assume responsibility for facilitating harm to our democracy.
The 2020 US election is only a few days away, and like most things in life, it is being drastically affected by developments in technology. Recent events have deterred some from trusting technology to preserve our right to vote. However,
Casey Fienberg A major source of the spread of infection is contaminated high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, handles, and countertops.1 Germs can live and thrive on surfaces for many days, leading to the transfer of these microbes from human
By Dheera Dusanapudi The COVID-19 pandemic came on the heels of a tumultuous political era: Brexit, acontroversial presidential impeachment, and anti-authoritarian protests in Hong Kong were onlya few of the most pressing events in an already momentous year. As shutdowns went