Democracy can only thrive with the participation of well-informed citizens. The 2020 U.S. presidential election will be historic for many reasons and all parties are leveraging the power of technology to both influence and mobilize voters. More than ever, digital tools and platforms are shaping the opinions and behaviors of voters who will determine the future of the governance of the United States.
How Technology is Shaping Democracy and the 2020 ElectionStanford University
About this Course
What you will learn
How US elections are administered and the challenges faced in implementing new technologies
The role digital and social media platforms play in our ability to maintain a healthy public discourse
The complex technology policy tradeoffs that affect what content we see in forming our beliefs, preferences, and convictions as citizens and voters
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Election Administration in the COVID-19 Era
Technology and the Digital Public Sphere
Where Speech and Tech Policy Collide
Confronting Misinformation and Disinformation
- 5 stars57.89%
- 4 stars29.82%
- 3 stars10.52%
- 1 star1.75%
TOP REVIEWS FROM HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING DEMOCRACY AND THE 2020 ELECTION
Good course during the election of 2020. It was a very interesting topic of study
The course is well organized and presented. I am trying to get to week 2 but cannot. I have completed week 1 but the system will not acknowledge the completion.
Hy, I am from Pakistan. My name is Qamar Abbas. i just have completed the course. it was very informative course. I learnt how technology is shaping over life our democracy and other fields of life.
Some very interesting ideas and analysis, some areas of confusion, especially with the industry rep.
Could have done without the political editorial in the intro video.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.