28 July 2022

Democratic governance models have been resilient in the face of authoritarian influence operations and autocratic temptations. While authoritarian actors relied on propaganda, conspiracy theories, and disinformation to highlight their purportedly superior pandemic responses, democracies such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Australia demonstrated that proportionate health measures can be consistent with democratic ideals. Additionally, the 2021 Summit for Democracy brought together stakeholders to conceptualize how to build resilience and institutional trust, prioritizing clear communication, accountability, and equity.

Read more at National Endowment for Democracy