Trusting in digital governance
Civic Engagement | Tech Industry
March 12, 2022
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon H
Digital connectivity has brought us enormous benefits, yet there can be little doubt that digitalization and technology has also had a deeply polarizing effect on our societies. Today’s algorithms push users to extremes, widen political divisions, and weaken our sense of common humanity. Disinformation has muddled the political debate and become a tool of foreign interference in our democratic processes. Consumers face few choices in markets dominated by technological heavyweights that continue to grow larger, where unsafe or “fake” products continue to be bought and sold online. So what do we do about it?
Tune in to this featured session with European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, who has gained a strong reputation as a global leader in democratic digital governance, to hear what the United States and Europe can do together to defend democracy and human rights in an automated world.
Sara Eisen is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). She is known for her deep expertise in financial markets and the global economy as well as regular news making interviews with some of the most prominent names in the financial world.
Executive Vice President, European Commission
Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for a Europe fit for the Digital Age and Competition.