Digital Democracy: Decoding Social Media’s Role in Electoral Outcomes

Dive into this analysis of the global influence of social media on electoral integrity. The study explores the connection between online electoral disinformation patterns and a country’s standing on the Global Democracy Index, highlighting a significant correlation.

It uncovers distinct disinformation trends associated with different democratic models, illustrating the need for tailored strategies to counter disinformation. This analysis highlights how important it is for governments, tech companies, and civil society to work together. It proposes greater focus on effective moderation of harmful content, improving digital knowledge, and uniting to tackle these challenges. The study also investigates the detrimental impact of electoral disinformation on democratic institutions and public confidence, underscoring the immediate need for strategies to safeguard democratic values and bolster societal stability.