Our elections now will be decided by hackers and leaked data

WikiLeaks and a network of anonymous hackers have become a major influence – but are they enhancing our democracy or undermining it?

A new and disturbing factor emerged during this presidential election, and one that may change elections forever: democracies are now at the mercy of hacking and surveillance technology – and those who control it.

WikiLeaks and a network of anonymous hackers have become a major influence, turning the rituals of democracy into sleaze-fests for the tabloids and the sensationalist press. And foreign governments have a hand, too – allegedly Russia, in the case of the US election.

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