Gotham Gazette

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  • Taiwan’s Radical Participatory Democracy Training is Coming to New York

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    (photo: John McCarten/NY City Council)

    Many people are wondering whether rapid advances in communication technology will improve or degrade American democracy. Last decade, the answer seemed to be: improved! Wikipedia’s growth showed us the unimaginable “wisdom of the crowd,” WordPress made it possible for the world’s smartest people to share their thoughts with everyone for free, and Google was quickly “organizing the world’s information” for the benefit of all. Democratic utopia, here we come!

    Now, the narrative has shifted and it appears to many that