When people in the West talk about political campaigns they think of US presidential elections or the great struggles between traditional and new parties in Europe. Yet the world’s largest democracy, India just went through the biggest live experiment in how political communications is changing in the Internet age. Its most recent election saw a dramatic escalation in digital […]
This article is by LSE MSc student Anastasia Bektimirova
From the Cambridge Analytica scandal to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, concerns about foreign interference in elections, micro-targeting of political messages and the spread of online misinformation— all seem to be rooted in the menacing technology platforms that have enabled political actors to advance their […]
Tom Baldwin has been on a rollercoaster ride of media and democracy in the UK (and USA) for the last few febrile, fetid and fantastic decades. As someone who has worked for left and right wing newspapers and for politicians and Great Causes, he knows how the punches have landed.
He’s disappointed. In the system and his own role in […]
After everything that happened in politics in 2016 is there anyone left in the world who doesn’t think that journalism matters to democracy? As you watched Britain vote to leave the European Union, or Donald Trump win the US presidency, did you ever use the phrase “I blame the media” or “It’s all Facebook/Twitter’s fault”?
Any student of politics now […]