WEASA 2017, entitled Digital Community: Security, Information and Economy, looked at the many (geo)political, social, and economic challenges that emerged as our society shifted towards an increasingly digital one. We investigated issues such as fake news and political bots, discussed how governments and civil society use social media, looked at the role of journalism in a digital era, analysed competition law and how it applies to the digital economy, and thought long and hard about how both governments and individual journalists, civil servants, and NGOs can become better at cybersecurity.

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