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Cyber Law director talks democracy in the digital age

David Hickton, a former United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, speaks about the impact social media has on political discourse at Tuesday afternoon’s “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” event in the University Club.

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News

February 26, 2020

Former U.S. Attorney David Hickton gave a lecture called “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” on Tuesday afternoon regarding the state of American democracy in the digital age.

Editorial: Bolsonaro threatens democracy

Then-deputy Jair Bolsonaro argued with Maria do Rosario during a general commission in the Chamber of Deputies while discussing violence against women.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 5, 2018

Leaders and parties that exercise dictator-like control over the governments to which they were elected pose an intense, immediate threat to democracy worldwide. Civil liberties, freedom of the press and global security are at stake.

Respect Catalan referendum, for democracy’s sake

(Illustration by Raka Sarkar | Senior Staff Illustrator)

By Ben Sheppard and Christian Snyder | The Pitt News Staff

October 12, 2017

Voters tried to take to the polls in Catalonia Oct. 1 for a landmark independence referendum in the Spanish autonomous community — but the day ended in chaos. Spanish police brought in from outside Catalonia by the Spanish government injured more than 800 Catalan citizens in conflicts across the regio...

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