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Dear Bhaskar: Thank you for your inspiring contribution. Aadhaar is indeed one of the most promising innovations in digital identity in the developing world and is reshaping the ties between states and citizens. However, what do you make of recent problems with it, especially making it compulsary in India's context? Are those glitches that can be fixed or more fundamental problems? The following articles in the Economist point to some of these challenges. Best, Carlos
This is a great contribution on a very promising application of blockchain technology
From the presidential elections in the United states to more recently the so-called independence referendum in Catalonia, there is heightened concern about the pernicious effects of cyber hacking and fake news on our digital democracies.
How to manage the challenge of “fake news” in the cyberspace is one of the critical challenges to our digital democracies and trust in our digital world. This also includes cyberattack on democratic institutions and politicians during elections, and how our social media news feed contributes to the increasing polarization and populist tendencies. I recently wrote an opinion piece on how to protect our democracies in the digital age (in Spanish).
There are a number of interesting developments in protecting our increasingly digital democracies. In France, President Emmanuel Macron is to table a new law banning fake news during elections. Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged the responsibility of social media platforms and announced that Facebook will regulate itself and limit news feed and thereby fake news.
Policy think tanks are also taking on the issue to better analyze the impact of social digital tools ou our politics and democracies. For instance, the Berggruen Institute and Harvard University have recently launched research initiatives to reflect on how digital democracies can fight cyber attacks and protect the integrity of elections. This is certainly a defining challenge and critical debate for preserving trust in the digital world.