Brookings Institution: Digitizing civic spaces amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Brookings Institution: Digitizing civic spaces amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. “At the same time that physical civic space has been contracting, its virtual equivalent has been expanding in some places. The COVID-19 pandemic has witnessed a boom in online activity and the desire to participate, with the creation of hundreds of social media accounts and crowdsourced mapping projects coordinating assistance and sharing information. Civil society organizations (CSOs) and some governments have been working to remain connected during the pandemic. Governments have been relying on virtual public forums where citizens can submit claims, ideas, and opinions.”

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