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Democracy In Crisis

Jan 19, 2021

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington.
Credit John Minchillo / AP Photo

A day before President-elect Biden takes office, we look at two aspects of our bruised democracy. We ask Washington College political scientist Melissa Deckman what the new president must do to restore public trust in elections.

Plus, University of Maryland computer science professor Jen Golbeck on social media, free speech, and the spread of extremist ideas. Read more from Golbeck about extremism on social media here:
There's No Excuse to Ignore Warnings of Domestic Terrorism
Background Briefing: Cutting Trump Off From Social Media and Protecting Biden’s Inauguration