A Pew Research Center survey of 979 tech experts reveals that 49% believe human use of technology will “mostly weaken” democracy by 2030 due to the speed and scope of reality distortion, the decline of journalism, and the impact of surveillance capitalism.

Meanwhile, only 33% expect technology to strengthen democracy over the next 10 years as reformers find ways to fight back against info-warriors and chaos, and another 18% foresee no change.

More at the Pew Research Center