Citizen empowerment and inclusion
The work of the Digital Future Society think tank in this area explores how the evolution and proliferation of digital technologies has increasingly important consequences for citizen empowerment.
For instance, if we are to address new and existing forms of digital divides in a meaningful way, we must first be able to quantify them – as well as monitor efforts to close those gaps.
And if we as citizens are to make informed decisions about our lives and futures, we need to be able to count on a trusted information environment – arguably more difficult than ever in the age of digital disinformation.
For digital technologies to become more inclusive enablers of citizen empowerment, a new set of agreed metrics for digital inclusion and updated, systematic approaches to digital literacy are needed.