Civic Organizations and Digital Technologies in an Age of Distrust

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Editorial | Open Access

Civic Organizations and Digital Technologies in an Age of Distrust


  • Eric Gordon Engagement Lab, Emerson College, USA


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Abstract:  How are civic organizations using new and emerging technologies to adapt to a new context of distrust? This editorial contextualizes new research on trust and organizations in civic life and identifies a number of key factors contributing to the urgency of the work. As publics grow increasingly suspicious of the institutions that mediate civic life, including news, government and civil society, organizations are adopting new tactics to accommodate this new reality.

Keywords:  civic organizations; distrust; fake news; information communication technology; innovation; social infrastructure

Published:   6 August 2019


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i3.2385


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