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Freeing Technology From the Pace of Bureaucracy

Machines and software can improve how well our democracy works for its citizens—but only with human-guided efforts.
Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs / Reuters

Technology can be powerful, but it isn’t inherently good or bad. Just as a hammer isn’t inherently good or bad; what matters is how it’s used. Are we using the tool to build or to destroy?

Technology can be a weapon against democracy. Fake news, fabricated for virality, spreads harmful propaganda

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