Digital Democracy

  title={Digital Democracy},
  author={Beth Simone Noveck and Vinton G. Cerf},
  journal={Digital Government: Research and Practice},
  pages={1 - 10}
  • B. Noveck, V. Cerf
  • Published 18 February 2020
  • Computer Science, Political Science
  • Digital Government: Research and Practice
In this 2019 interview, Vint Cerf, co-creator of the Internet, reflects on the evolution of the Internet from a computational to a social medium. He shares his concerns about the spread of disinformation and the way that the negative feedback loop created by rating systems encourage the propagation of sensationalism and falsehoods. He argues that, while authentication technology, in particular, will play an important role in fostering a more civil and civic Internet, ultimately, the solutions…