Despite a 27% approval rating, Putin’s United Russia party can maintain its legislative majority in September through manipulation and fraud, says an expert on Russian elections.
President Trump has repeatedly said that mail-in voting will result in substantial voter fraud. However, the real issues are related to logistics and the support by each state.
Voting at home is safe from fraud and disease, but gives up a key advantage of in-person voting at official polling places: a secure, safe environment where everyone can cast their ballot secretly.
Social media sites aren’t the only online systems that can secretly influence people’s votes. Search engines can too and may be even more successful – and undetectable.
The ongoing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal has generated big headlines, but consumer and marketing research have long questioned the actual effectiveness of psychographic segmentation.
Do you think you’ve set up your Facebook account so that only your friends can see your information? Think again…
President Nicolás Maduro has announced he will run for reelection, a sign that Venezuela’s authoritarian regime now has an electoral strategy for beating the opposition.
Strategies that exploit what our online data trails reveal about us can be used to fool us into thinking our desires will be met. Brexit and Trump show us how politics at the margins can be played.