We’re in our misinformation predicament partly because of algorithms. Can they also get us out of it?
Internet and Voting articles on Democracy Chronicles
Internet and Voting is our section encompasses all the different ways the internet has changed or will change the election process. Many different reforms of voting have become necessary to discuss including electronic means of casting a vote, counting votes or courting votes. Be sure to also check out our Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents or Voting Machines.
Canada’s major political parties are making use of online advertising as much as anyone else
The company is worth billions of dollars because it harvests your data and sells it to advertisers
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee recommended Tuesday that Congress “urgently pass” legislation to bolster federal help to states
Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50 million Facebook users for targeted political propaganda campaigns
A former YouTube engineer is speaking out against the company’s recommendation algorithm
Students tracking about 1,500 political propaganda accounts that appear to have been generated by computers
Russia managed to penetrate seven states by hacking voting websites, registration systems and databases
Annual report says that Sweden’s “robust” and “decentralised” electoral system is tough to influence
Facebook, Google and Twitter are fundamentally flawed and increasingly vulnerable to disinformation campaigns