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Albanese says Indigenous voice next step in reconciliation and opponents ‘trying to start a culture war’

The Observer 05 Feb 2023
Anthony Albanese will pitch this year’s voice to parliament referendum as a gesture of trust in the Australian people at a time when increasing polarisation and misinformation means democracy needs to be “nourished, protected, cared for, treated with respect”.
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Albanese declares Indigenous voice won’t impact First Nations sovereignty

The Observer 05 Feb 2023
The prime minister pitched the voice to parliament referendum as a gesture of trust in the Australian people at a time when increasing polarisation and misinformation means democracy needs to be “nourished, protected, cared for, treated with respect”.
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Opinion: A democracy cannot easily penalize politicians’ lies

Chatanooga Times Free Press 04 Feb 2023
Supreme Court has concluded that lies enjoy First Amendment protection -- not because of their value, but because the government cannot be trusted with the power to regulate lies. In other words, lies are protected by the First Amendment to safeguard democracy ... Democracy has not had a long run when measured against the course of human history.
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Russian propaganda has succeeded in persuading credulous Americans it poses a grave threat to democracy

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 04 Feb 2023
A widely cited list of Twitter users who were described as “Russian bots” included “a bunch of legitimate right-leaning accounts,” according to an internal 2018 email from Yoel Roth, then the social media platform’s “trust & safety” chief ... When Russians say the same things, they are undermining democracy.
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Turns out Russian election meddling’s main impact was on the gullible journos who hyped it

New York Post 04 Feb 2023
A widely cited list of Twitter users who were described as “Russian bots” included “a bunch of legitimate right-leaning accounts,” according to an internal 2018 email from Yoel Roth, then the social media platform’s “trust & safety” chief ... When Russians say the same things, they are undermining democracy.
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Letters: DeSantis has opened dangerous can of worms with educational interference

The Florida Times Union 04 Feb 2023
Gov ... It must stop ... But a key issue — why public education is critical to having a successful democracy — needs to be addressed ... Without facts, you can't have truth and without truth, you cannot have trust. A shared reality is necessary for a democracy ... 22 column, Anna Upton of The Everglades Trust (an acknowledged political nonprofit) gushes over Gov ... .
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2023 AND THE PERILS OF NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY

This Day 03 Feb 2023
Interesting as this tactic may seem in the spheres of theatrics, and sophistry, it adds little or no value to the polity and our democracy. Resorting to these atavistic tactics in campaigns erodes the liberal values of democracy ... Fake news and disinformation undermine trust and freedom of choice, which are vital elements of democracy.
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You’re Being Lied to About the War in Ukraine

The Epoch Times 03 Feb 2023
It has therefore been frustrating to hear voices that many of us trust repeating the same tropes about “evil Vladimir Putin” and the “fight ...
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Park City official insinuates some may be interfering with municipal government

Park Record 03 Feb 2023
Park City Councilor Jeremy Rubell, shown in January, on Thursday spoke in vague terms about there potentially being people who are attempting to hinder the work of the municipal government. Park Record file photo by David Jackson ... ... “It undermines, really, democracy and the public process. It loses public trust ... The criminal case is pending ... ....
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Martin Wolf’s new book analyses the West’s malaise

Economist 02 Feb 2023
by rich-country blunders, the rise of authoritarian China, and ultimately by a distressing loss of faith in democracy itself in what was once called the free world. This crisis of democracy looks less dire than it did a year or two ago, thanks to political change in America and missteps by China and Russia ... Yet democracy seemed secure.
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Who will Guard the Guardians: Direct Democracy as Suspicion of Authority

Resilience 02 Feb 2023
For a long time there has been this persistent and deeply entrenched idea that direct democracy, or popular self-management, is impossible to attain on society-wide scale because people are not good enough ... Direct democracy is born from this suspicion that no one can be trusted with unchecked power in his or her hands.
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With ICET, India and US open the tech gates

Hindustan Times 02 Feb 2023
The third is to create a trusted tech ecosystem of democracies, which won’t steal the intellectual property of US companies and remain friendly ... Storm the gates opened up by one of the world’s senior-most and one of the world’s youngest national security leaders of two great democracies.
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Ajit Doval and Jake Sullivan participate in US-INDIA Track 1.5 Strategic Dialogue

Greek City Times 02 Feb 2023
“Through iCET, India would send a message out to the broader industry that India can be a ‘trusted partner’ and that the two democracies could discuss how to build a trusted partner ecosystem between US and India where there’s a free flow of R&D and other information pertaining to technology specifically,” the official said ... Previous Article UNHRC ... .
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Blinken's judicial reform comments are a US-Israel watershed moment - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 02 Feb 2023
“The commitment of people in both our countries to make their voices heard, to defend their rights, is one of the unique strengths of our democracies ... Reforms do not have to be negative; they can actually strengthen the country as well as Israel’s democracy.
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SULLUM: Russian propaganda has succeeded in convincing alarmists that it poses a grave threat to democracy

Odessa American 02 Feb 2023
A widely cited list of Twitter users who were described as “Russian bots” included “a bunch of legitimate right-leaning accounts,” according to an internal 2018 email from Yoel Roth, then the social media platform’s “trust & safety” chief ... When Russians say the same things, they are undermining democracy.

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