Exploring the pros and cons of online activism

Technology is enabling more direct open feedback with government and is poised to increase political engagement nationwide, but people have some major reservations...

Groundbreaking uses of cryptos and blockchain

Cryptocurrencies are widely regarded as trading assets, but along with blockchain they offer groundbreaking uses in sectors such as personal finance, housing and energy. Here are five innovative examples

Digital democracy: threat or an opportunity?

Digital technologies have had an earth-shaking impact on democracy from opening up debate and protest to spreading fake news and extreme views

How electronic voting could boost democracy

Voting online can increase turnout and, with adequate cybersecurity, defend democracy

Protecting elections from cyberattacks

James Comey courtroom

Authorities are struggling to combat hackers intent on influencing “democratic” elections

How politically engaged are the UK public?

The 2017 Conservative Spring Forum Takes Place In Cardiff

We reveal how politically engaged the British public are in four charts

Should we trust the electoral system?

Vote counting

As the UK argues over how to interpret and implement the result of its June referendum, major questions remain over how secure and representative the country’s democratic mechanisms really are