Debatt i Lund: Will Digital Destroy or Develop Democracy?
Expectations on the digital revolution’s democratic potential are high. Many hope for a revitalized democracy where social media will give marginalized groups a growing voice in politics and public debate. But what are the results so far? With accusations of cyber attacks on democratic elections and sophisticated digital strategies used to manipulate voters – is power actually shifting from citizens to a powerful select group of global ’netizens'?
On the panel:
Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University, academic and political activist
Carl Bildt, Former prime minister of Sweden
Marina Svensson, expert on human rights and digital society in China
Amelia Andersdotter, politician (Pirate party) and former member of the European Parlament
Moderator: Andreas Ekström, journalist and author
This symposium is part of 'The Digital Society' science week, which takes place between 24-30 April.
See all events during this week (in Swedish)
The science week will be kicked-off with a concert on 23 April at 17:00 pm. The concert is free of charge but will require a ticket to ensure a seat (a small fee of 20 SEK will be charged). Musicians will play music from famous TV- and computer games in the City Hall here in Lund. The event will be held in Swedish but can still be enjoyed by English-speaking participants.
Learn more about the concert