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Flipping Our Algorithmic Assumptions

In Viewpoints by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.202 Comments

I’ve had countless conversations with well-intended people from a number of social sectors and academic disciplines who are working on digital innovations that they firmly believe can be used to address shared social challenges. Some of these approaches — such as ways …

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Toronto, Civic Data, and Trust

In Viewpoints by Sean Martin McDonald82 Comments

Earlier this year, Sean Martin McDonald, a former Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab, proposed the Data Review Board as a way forward for digital data governance, a model he described as an “independent, fiduciary governance of third-party …

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Digital Infrastructure for Civil Society: A Look Ahead

In Viewpoints by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.33 Comments

The concept of “digital civil society” is taking hold as a framework for leaders in philanthropy, nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations, digital capacity builders, tech funders and support organizations, policymakers, and scholars. The term itself is less important than the recognition of shared …