Globally, we are in the grips of an information crisis.
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are making things worse. Lies and hate are spreading faster than ever before. The huge potential of technology to advance our societies is being undermined.
Social media and other tech companies are pursuing profit at the expense of democracy, human rights and social cohesion. Their business model depends on tracking and targeting us to maximise engagement. It promotes divisive, hateful content to keep us clicking and scrolling. It is toxic.
Authoritarian politicians are exploiting these technologies to further subvert our rights, while cracking down on independent media. Right now, technology is working against humanity, democracy and society.