Google and Facebook reign supreme over digital advertising. Yet the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and when the effectiveness of this advertising seems limited, should we ban this model?
Thirteen Russians were charged Friday with using social media to interfere with the 2016 election. A media expert explains why this should not lead to government regulation of social media.
Researchers reveal the ways the US election system is under threat – only one of which has anything to do with Russia.
Judges in North Carolina just threw out the state's congressional district map. The decision could have major implications for the future of partisan gerrymandering across the US.
Have you ever struggled to understand exactly what to do inside a voting booth?
Atlanta is a black majority city that has elected black mayors since 1973. Two candidates now face a runoff in December.
With a year before Election Day 2018, election integrity depends on ensuring fairness and access for American voters. Foreign tampering is a real but less serious concern.
In a fight for the global flow of information, social media firms must be regulated. Their billions of dollars in revenue put their financial interests in conflict with truth and democracy.
But there's little evidence the high spending changed any minds, says a political scientist who lives in the district.
Trump's sacking of his FBI director won't stop intelligence leaks – or the official investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election.
Some American voters hope that instant runoff can make our elections better. But a mathematician has an idea for another solution.
The 2016 election made clear that the Electoral College does not weigh votes from all states equally. A new analysis suggests the power of your vote is closely linked to voter turnout in your state.
We have the potential to liberate the workforce to do the one thing that machines can’t do – improve ourselves and the emotional lives of others.
As America becomes more diverse, many think it will also become more progressive. But one analysis of demographic trends points to gains for Republicans.
Information warfare is a clear and present danger.
On the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US president, we take a look back at the Australian reaction on Twitter to his election.
Clinton was fighting a deep-rooted misogynist sentiment which goes back decades.
In a 'post-truth' world, presenting both points of view can often be misleading.
Leadership is an odd thing in a world where people only want their echo chamber defended. The power, and the responsibility, starts to lie elsewhere.
Donald Trump's election represents a new political order that is the culmination of existing developments worldwide. We need to come to grips with this new era.