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How Facebook gives an asymmetric advantage to negative messaging

Andrew Keen Contributor Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More post

Regulators in the UK are also calling for more hearings into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

As more details emerge about Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data in the U.S. presidential election, members of Parliament in the UK are joining congressional leadership in the U.S. to cal

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that worked on the Trump campaign

Facebook announced late Friday that it had suspended the account of Strategic Communication Laboratories, and its political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica — which used Facebook data to

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

Research conducted by a group of data scientists looking at how information was diffused on Twitter around the June 2016 EU referendum vote suggests more than 150,000 Russian accounts were involved in

Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election-hacking probe

As Congressional investigations into Russia's role in manipulating the election for U.S. president deepens, tech companies are assuming a more central role in the inquiries. Both Twitter and Facebook

Will U.S. sanctions against Russia fix cybersecurity?

The United States has finally announced a comprehensive package of responses to Russia’s 2016 influence operation against the U.S. elections. This is a significant response, but a closer reading of

Why now, more than ever, we need a Twitter that works

Rishi Garg Contributor Rishi Garg is a partner at Mayfield who invests in driven, product-centric entrepreneurs looking to impact millions of lives. He led corporate development and strategy at Twitte

Would you let an algorithm choose the next U.S. president?

Imagine a typical day in 2020: You read the news and realize the presidential election is coming up. Based on a predicted model that takes into account your previously expressed views and data on vote

Kenyan startup Ushahidi launches a crowdsourced campaign to monitor the U.S. election

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Afric

The perils of polling in a Brexit and Donald Trump world

In the digital era of big data, polling is ironically more fraught. The reasons offer a microcosm of both the promise and perils of Big Data.

You can endorse your preferred presidential candidate on Facebook now

Facebook rolled out a new feature today that lets users endorse presidential candidates, a move that will probably bring even more acrimonious comments about this election cycle into your News Feed.

What it takes to secure the elections

While virtually every industry and domain is flourishing and being revolutionized by technological advances, more than three-quarters of U.S. citizens will vote for their next president on paper ballo

Why I’m giving my company Election Day off

This year’s U.S. presidential election is confusing for everyone. The popularity contest that has become the election is diluting our time, attention and ability to think critically. Which is ironic

Tech and the presidential race

For presidential nominee Donald Trump, the importance of articulating a vision for the tech industry seems to be lost. While nominee Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive technology policy platform

Peter Thiel to back Trump as GOP presidential candidate

Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has agreed to back Trump as a California delegate in Cleveland this summer. Thiel's level of support for the Donald is unclear, but Thiel will be one of 172 selec

Want to know who to vote for? IBM’s Watson Elections will make an emotional decision for you

Sad, mad, glad, confused about the presidential race so far? Well, if you are really lost on who to vote for, IBM may have a solution depending on your mood. Watson Elections, one of the surprising

What if Facebook forgot Donald Trump?

This year, more money will be spent on political ads – $11.4 billion – than ever before. According to Borrell Associates around $1 billion of that will be spent on digital media, and half

The Mobile Electorate

In 2008, Barack Obama redrafted the electioneering script, becoming the first presidential candidate to use social media as a political channel. His opponents’ failure to grasp the significance of s

Impact, Investment And Demand: Three Pillars For Civic Tech Success

Last year was one of great momentum for civic tech. We saw more people and resources than ever enter the space, garnering interest from startups, corporations, government agencies and investment firms

Donor Data Is The New Currency Of Presidential Candidates

As we head into the presidential primaries, there is no question big data and analytics will play a major role in targeting voters, driving contributions and ultimately determining who will be the nex
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