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Digital Politics
Digital Politics

How Facebook and Google Win By Embedding in Political Campaigns

A new report from the Campaign for Accountability details the questionable role of internet platforms in election races.
Sarah Emerson
3 days ago
digital divide
digital divide

24 Million Americans Don't Have Access to Broadband—Why Isn't It an Election Issue?

It’s rare that the digital divide even gets lip service, let alone a robust platform from candidates.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.1.18
election influence
election influence

Watch Cambridge Analytica’s CEO Offer to Entrap Political Opponents With Sex Workers

Secret video of Cambridge Analytica’s top executives reveals how the firm covertly and unethically influences elections around the world.
Sarah Emerson
3.19.18
Trump 2020,
Trump 2020,

Federal Employees Could Get Fired for Liking the Wrong Tweet

Since Trump is already campaigning for 2020, the Hatch Act is in effect, and it covers social media.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.6.18
Boty Politic
Boty Politic

The Bots That Are Changing Politics

A taxonomy of politibots, a swelling force in global elections that cannot be ignored.
Renee DiResta
John Little
Jonathon Morgan
Lisa Maria Neudert
Ben Nimmo
11.2.17
314 Action
314 Action

These 14 Scientists Are Opposing Anti-Science Conservatives in the Next Election

The nerds are here.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.18.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hacking Germany's Vote Counting Software Was ‘Trivial,’ Researchers Warn

A group of researchers found that the software to count votes was a “total disaster.“
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.17
def con
def con

At DEF CON, I Watched Hackers Take Voting Machines Apart

At the annual DEF CON hacking conference, hackers were given free reign to rip apart, reverse engineer and probe voting machines, some of which are currently in use across the US.
Joseph Cox
7.28.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Online Voting Is a Terrible Idea

An ode to pen and paper.
Claudio Guarnieri
6.9.17
Facebook elects
Facebook elects

Britain's Political Parties Are Spending Millions on Voter Micro-Targeting

The data that turned the world upside down continues to do so.
Ben Sullivan
5.9.17
How to spot a fake
How to spot a fake

Why Millions of Brits Won't See Facebook's Tips to Fight Fake News

By only running in broadsheets, the advert is missing wide swaths of the population.
Ben Sullivan
5.8.17
Elections
Elections

Why Britain’s Snap Election Is Bad News for Science

Theresa May has a questionable history with science and tech policies, and her leadership might now be extended.
Ben Sullivan
4.18.17