No, Feiwan. The debate is not about whether IT alone is a blessing or a curse to democracy. IT is nothing alone. It comes down to the soceities to respond to the development of it. This is what this debate is about.
It is also not convincing that you consider government as the only or the major threat to democracy. In the debate review tutorial, we went through some examples that other aurthories or even people’s role in the process. Hope you can reflect more on this when you review the course. :)