Pieter De Wilde
Pieter de Wilde is Associate Professor in European Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. He studies political conflict over European integration and globalization.
Four Reasons Europeans Need Not Be So Afraid That Their Elections Will Be Manipulated Through Social Media
Many Europeans are afraid that democratic elections might be manipulated through social media. The Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal has installed a fear that voters could be targeted through their social media accounts and that votes could be swayed through micro targeted adds and campaigns. There are, however, four reasons to believe that we do not need to be afraid.
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