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dc.contributor.authorSeger, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorAvin, Shaharen
dc.contributor.authorPearson, Gavinen
dc.contributor.authorBriers, Marken
dc.contributor.authorÓ Heigeartaigh, Seánen
dc.contributor.authorBacon, Helenaen
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-03T15:39:08Z
dc.date.available2021-02-03T15:39:08Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-14en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/317073
dc.description.abstractAccess to reliable information is crucial to the ability of a democratic society to coordinate effective collective action when responding to a crisis, like a global pandemic, or complex challenge like climate change. Through a series of workshops we developed and analysed a set of hypothetical yet plausible crisis scenarios to explore how technologically exacerbated external threats and internal vulnerabilities to a society’s epistemic security – its ability to reliably avert threats to the processes by which reliable information is produced, distributed, and assessed within the society – can be mitigated in order to facilitate timely decision-making and collective action in democratic societies. Overall we observed that preserving a democratic society’s epistemic security is a complex effort that sits at the interface of many knowledge domains, theoretical perspectives, value systems, and institutional responsibilities, and we developed a series of recommendations to highlight areas where additional research and resources will likely have a significant impact on improving epistemic security in democratic societiesen
dc.publisherThe Alan Turing Instituteen
dc.rightsOpen Government Licence version 3
dc.rights.urihttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
dc.subjectEpistemic securityen
dc.subjectepistemic threaten
dc.subjectinformation technologyen
dc.subjectmisinformationen
dc.subjectdisinformationen
dc.subjectepistemic infrastructureen
dc.titleTackling threats to informed decision-making in democratic societies: Promoting epistemic security in a technologically-advanced worlden
dc.typeReport
prism.publicationDate2020en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.64183
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-10-14en
dc.contributor.orcidAvin, Shahar [0000-0001-7859-1507]
dc.contributor.orcidSeger, Elizabeth [0000-0001-8942-4130]
rioxxterms.typeTechnical Reporten


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