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Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

According to UNESCO, nearly 1,200 journalists have been killed between 2006 and 2020 for reporting the news and bringing information to the public.

Cyber Mirage: How Artificial Intelligence Crafts Reality

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Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence revealed that China-linked Storm-1376 has been using AI to create disinformation and manipulate global events, notably Taiwan’s elections. They spread fabricated narratives about various catastrophes, including U.S. domestic issues. Amidst cyber-attacks on essential infrastructures, Microsoft pledges enhanced security, while the Deferendum platform emerges as a refuge for truthful discourse.

Nobel laureate Maria Ressa: “Defending democracy means regulating Big Tech”

In a world where the term “Big Tech” elicits as much trepidation as discovering your phone’s camera might have been silently observing your most private moments (and, let’s face it, your most unflattering angles), Nobel laureate Maria Ressa steps onto the scene. It’s March 21, 2024, a time when the phrase “defending democracy” conjures images not of valiant soldiers in trenches, but of journalists armed with nothing but their wits and Twitter accounts facing the digital onslaught.

1st of March: The International Zero Discrimination Day

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

The Future of Democracy: Online Voting and Participative Democracy in Estonia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands

This article delves into the future of democracy, focusing on online voting and participative democracy in Estonia, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. By examining these countries’ approaches, we can uncover potential opportunities and challenges that may shape the future of democratic participation.

Tech Giants Unite Against AI Misuse in Elections: A New Dawn for Digital Democracy

The potential of AI to manipulate public opinion through deepfakes—sophisticated AI-generated images, videos, and audio—has raised alarms worldwide. In a landmark move, leading technology companies including OpenAI, Meta, Adobe, Google, Microsoft, and TikTok have announced a collaborative effort to combat this issue, unveiled at the Munich Security Conference.

20 February: The International Day of Social Justice

Annually on February 20th, the International Day of Social Justice is observed worldwide, as declared by the UN, to promote fairness and tackle global challenges, such as poverty and unemployment. Established in 2007, the day underscores the importance of equal access to opportunities and recognizes various social barriers. Advocates, like Martin Luther King Jr., emphasize justice’s imperative role, while platforms like Deferendum facilitate inclusive democratic participation. This day reaffirms the necessity of continuous commitment to social justice in achieving a just and equitable society.

Technology’s Role in Championing Social Justice Worldwide

In the digital age, technology emerges as a double-edged sword in the fight for social justice, capable of both advancing and hindering progress. Yet, the global narrative increasingly celebrates technology’s role as a catalyst for social change, connecting dots across continents and weaving stories of resilience, solidarity, and empowerment.

The Heart of Decisions: The Impact of Emotions and the Power of Love in Decision-Making

On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love, an emotion that fundamentally alters our lives and the decisions we make. Love, with its profound capacity to influence, reminds us that emotions are not just ephemeral states of being but powerful drivers that shape our thoughts, actions, and the collective journey of our societies.

Collaborative Decision-Making Tools, AI, and Blockchain Technology for the Public Sector: Best and Worst Case Scenarios

The journey of integrating collaborative decision-making tools, AI, and blockchain into the public sector is fraught with both opportunities and challenges. The key to success lies in striking a balance — leveraging the strengths of these technologies while mitigating their risks. As we navigate through the best and worst scenarios, platforms like Deferendum play a pivotal role in charting a course toward a future where technology empowers the public sector to serve citizens like never before.

Wearable Wisdom: Smart Devices and Their Role in Enhancing Democratic Engagement

Devices and technologies like AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality), smart glasses, and smart watches can significantly influence society’s approach to using technology for participative decision-making, in both positive and negative ways. Positive Influences Negative Influences Overall, while AR, VR, smart glasses, and smart watches offer exciting opportunities to enhance participative decision-making, it’s crucial to … Read more

European Data Protection Day: Championing Privacy in the Digital Age with Deferendum

On the 28th of January, we celebrated European Data Protection Day, a day that marks the importance of data privacy and security in our increasingly digital society. This day reminds us of the critical role that data protection plays in safeguarding our personal information and preserving our freedoms in the digital world.

Pioneering Political Innovation

We are proud to announce that our founder, Nick Dragoi, has been honored with the prestigious Jury Certificate at the Innovation in Politics Awards 2024. This accolade is a testament to his visionary work in reshaping political engagement through the Deferendum app. Innovation in the Political Arena Nick’s commitment to enhancing democratic processes in Europe … Read more

“Hello ChatGPT!” & “A New Era of AI in Politics”

“Hey ChatGPT!” This phrase echoes through offices worldwide, signifying the rapid integration of AI into everyday professional life, including the realm of politics. Less than a year after its introduction, this technology has become a staple tool for political strategists, campaign managers, and policy analysts. AI in Political Arenas: A Game-Changer The influence of AI … Read more

4 February: The International Day of Human Fraternity

On February 4th, the world commemorates the International Day of Human Fraternity, celebrating interfaith harmony rooted in a UN resolution. The day encourages unity amidst diversity and confronts global challenges through empathy and dialogue. Notably connecting with Deferendum’s mission, this day reinforces the transformative potential of inclusive and respectful interfaith exchanges.

The Evolution of Education: A Journey Towards Empowerment and Innovation

Education, often hailed as the cornerstone of societal development and personal growth, has undergone a remarkable evolution over the centuries. This journey, marked by significant milestones and challenges, reflects humanity’s relentless pursuit of knowledge and betterment. From Antiquity to Modern Times: A Brief History The roots of formal education can be traced back to ancient … Read more

Deferendum: Fostering Collaborative Learning in the Spirit of Vygotsky’s Vision

In the realm of education, Lev Vygotsky’s social development theory has long stood as a beacon, guiding the evolution of learning models towards more collaborative and interactive approaches. This theory, emphasizing the crucial role of community in shaping an individual’s learning journey, resonates profoundly with the ethos behind Deferendum, an innovative app designed to democratize … Read more

Bridging Digital Divides: Deferendum’s Vision in a World Seeking Connectivity

At Davos 2024, the spotlight is on the digital paradox: a highly connected yet divided world. Enter Deferendum, keen to transform rhetoric into inclusive action. A platform defying socio-economic barriers, it embodies the call for universal digital access and stands as a beacon of hope, promising a future where connectivity is a right, not a privilege. Digital divides are destined to become mere relics of history.

Exciting News: Deferendum Update Available Now!

In this update, we’ve introduced dynamic push notifications to turbocharge your decision-making journey. Now, engaging with discussions, proposing ideas, and ranking suggestions is just a tap away. Your voice matters, and with these new features, making your opinion count is faster and more fun!

Transparency and Inclusivity: Cornerstones of Modern Decision-Making

This article explores the role of transparency and inclusivity in diverse decision-making contexts, shedding light on their impact across homeowners’ associations, public administrations, NGOs, student associations, and beyond.

The Crucible of Collective Decisions: Five Pivotal Moments in Human History

From survival challenges to philosophical shifts, these junctures demanded collective wisdom and determination. Here, we delve into five of the most crucial decisions humanity has faced, exploring their decision-making processes and enduring impacts.

Empowering Democracy: Deferendum – Redefining the Fight Against Terrorism

Deferendum, a revolutionary platform, offers a new paradigm by harnessing the collective wisdom of citizens to address complex issues, such as terrorism, through inclusive decision-making, informed dialogue, and comprehensive strategies.