As authoritarian regimes leverage technology to advance political control and repression, activists and movement leaders are creatively organizing to both use technology and stay safe from it. Activists from around the world will speak to the ways they are learning from one another, pushing back in the face of techno-authoritarianism, and driving democracy in their own communities.
The Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong
University of Hamburg
Director for Democracy and Technology
National Democratic Institute
The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.