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Tackling threats to informed decision- making in democratic societies: Promoting epistemic security in a technologically-advanced world

Report by Elizabeth Seger, Shahar Avin, Gavin Pearson, Mark Briers, Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh, Helena Bacon

Tackling threats to informed decision- making in democratic societies: Promoting epistemic security in a technologically-advanced world. Report published by the Alan Turing Institute.

Summary: Access to reliable information is crucial to the ability of a democratic society to coordinate effective collective action, especially when responding to crises such as global pandemics, and complex challenges such as climate change. We define an epistemically secure society as one that reliably averts threats to the processes by which reliable information is produced, distributed, acquired and assessed within the society.

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