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
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What if presidents and policies could be bought and sold online? Social media and advertising technology are making that a reality.
This essay argues that we have anxieties about micro-targeting because we have anxieties about democracy itself.
This study examines the conditions under which political behavioural targeting occurs in multi-party democracies, and explains differences between parties.
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.
Cyberspace governance struggles with three accountability challenges, the problem of many hands, the profusion of issue areas, as well as the hybridity and malleability of institutional arrangements. In order to address and mitigate these challenges, accountability relationships need to be consciously reframed and discursively constructed.
The campaign against Israel’s biometric database demonstrates how civil society can advocate for privacy even when “privacy is dead”.
This paper is part of ' Australian internet policy ’, a Special issue of Internet Policy Review. Acknowledgement: Thanks to the Melbourne Networked Society Institute at the University of Melbourne for funding our research project ‘The Internet of Things (IoT) and Consumer Privacy’, 2015-2016, and to our participants for generously sharing their
This paper is part of ' Australian internet policy ’, a Special issue of Internet Policy Review. Introduction In 2007, the Australian government took a dramatic new approach to the governance and management of remote Indigenous communities. The ‘Northern Territory Intervention’, as it became commonly known, was introduced as a means to combat
The ‘lawful’ intrusion or interference with information communication infrastructures poses challenges to democratic freedoms in Australia.