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Digital Democracy and Civic Engagement: Digital Democracy Unveiled

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February 21 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am EST

Location: BURNETT 114 (Yost Auditorium)


In this session, we delve into the intricate intersection of technology, democracy, and civic engagement, exploring the transformative effects of the digital age on our political landscape. The advent of social media and digital platforms has revolutionized the way we consume and engage with information, significantly shaping political opinions and civic participation. We will analyze the role of digital tools in mobilizing citizens, democratizing information, and fostering a sense of global connectedness. From hashtag activism to online petitions, the session will showcase how digital platforms serve as powerful catalysts for civic movements, enabling individuals to amplify their voices on a global scale. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and the session will also address the challenges posed by the digital era. We’ll discuss the implications of echo chambers, misinformation, and the potential for online spaces to exacerbate polarization. As we explore the dynamic landscape of digital democracy, the session aims to equip participants with the critical thinking skills needed to navigate the complexities of the online world while actively participating in civic life. Ultimately, “Digital Democracy Unveiled” connects to the broader themes of democracy and civic engagement by examining the evolving nature of citizen participation in the digital age. By understanding the opportunities and challenges presented by technology, participants can contribute to the ongoing dialogue on how to harness the digital realm for the betterment of democratic societies. 


This session Digital Democracy and Civic Engagement: Digital Democracy Unveiled is offered as one of one of five concurrent breakout sessions.

Learn more about the other four sessions:
Let’s Talk About Drugs
Preserving Knowledge, Defending Independence: A Student Bill of Rights Workshop
BSU’s Discussion Series: Impact of Affirmative Action
Film in Democracy

See the full Symposium on Democracy Agenda


February 21
10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Washington & Jefferson College
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Halee Coburn