Blinken says authoritarian regimes using tech to undermine democracy

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the importance of leveraging technology to uphold democratic principles amidst efforts by authoritarian regimes to exploit technology to undermine democracy and human rights.

Speaking at the opening of the Summit for Democracy in South Korea, Blinken highlighted the collaboration among like-minded governments and their citizens to promote free and fair elections, emphasizing that safeguarding democracy requires collective action.

Blinken emphasized the imperative of ensuring that technology aligns with and reinforces democratic values and norms, especially as authoritarian and repressive regimes utilize technology to subvert democracy and human rights.

Source: Reuters

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