This article distils from the various (proposals for) platform regulation operational principles that can serve as the basis for productive debate on the subject.
Political micro-targeting has become a popular topic after the surprise results of the 2016 US presidential election, the UK vote on leaving the European Union, and a number of general elections in Europe in 2017. Yet, we still know little about whether PMT is a tool with destructive potential or if it’s “just” a new phenomenon to be incorporated
This study examines the conditions under which political behavioural targeting occurs in multi-party democracies, and explains differences between parties.
This essay argues that we have anxieties about micro-targeting because we have anxieties about democracy itself.
The Brazilian 2014 elections were the first to heavily apply Whatsapp as a micro-targeting tool. This paper aims to test the effectiveness of Whatsapp compared to more traditional approaches. First, we find that short videos delivered via WhatsApp are a powerful method of increasing turnout among teen voters. Second, we add Brazil to the list of
Abbreviated version of a speech delivered by the Member of the European Partiament Sophie in ‘t Veld in Amsterdam in May 2017 to Data & Democracy, a conference on political micro-targeting.
This article reveals restrictions on micro-targeting and data-driven canvassing in parliamentary democracies with strict data protection laws.
What if presidents and policies could be bought and sold online? Social media and advertising technology are making that a reality.
This paper discusses resolution of the contested meanings of inclusiveness, accountability and transparency in trade policymaking.