Political Transparency

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Technology and Political Transparency Session Organizers: The Sunlight Foundation and the Berkman Center

It has been argued that new information technologies and other online tools have the capacity to enhance political transparency and the accountability of government officials, processes, and institutions to their citizens. How does the Internet interact with, protect or endanger democratic engagement and trust? What can we do to push forward in a positive direction? Are there unintended consequences that need addressing? An invitation to a dialogue about the future of politics in the internet age.