As more comes to light about the money-making tactics of social media platforms we need to reevaluate our relationship with them.
How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?
Social media reach is greatest among younger voters, who have integrated online platforms more closely into their personal lives.
Political parties protect themselves rather than voters in refusing to be bound by privacy laws.
What role do foreign actors play in African elections? Cambridge Analytica's case sheds some light.
Those who are leaving the platform represent a small, but by no means insignificant, counter current to the norm.
Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it's hard to say whether these are enough.
New technologies and user-level data mean that wealthy companies can influence our politics in ways not open to ordinary people.
The Canadian prime minister is the latest public figure struggling to apologize for past misbehavior. A language scholar explains how to do it right.
Data analytics have played a role in elections for years. But today’s massive voter relationship management platforms use digital campaigning practices to take it to another level.
Companies scrutinise our online likes, dislikes, searches and purchases to produce data that can be used commercially. And it's often done without us understanding the full extent of the surveillance.
The UK Online Harms White Paper outlines possible internet regulation measures, and Canada would do well to study its approach.
In the face of digital disruption that threatens the very fabric of democratic culture we must refashion Enlightenment oppositions for new times.
Social media manipulation is tearing societies apart – but it can help put us back together again.
After the 2016 US election and ensuing Cambridge Analytic scandal, there was a lot of scaremongering around digital election campaigning. But this hysteria is, for the most part, unfounded.
The European Union has enacted a systematic plan to give people more control over their personal data online. But despite these efforts, privacy agreements remain largely unreadable.
The end of the era of self-regulation for big tech companies is nigh.
Trying to figure out if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam or other would-be penitents are sincere? A scholar who analyzed dozens of recent apologies offers a user's guide.
Some Australian Facebook users are more worried about over-sharing by friends than the privacy and security of their personal information.
For those who still consider memes like the #10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it's time to reconsider.