A case of throwing the baby with the bathwater: Facebook API restrictions
Ever since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, there has been an ongoing debate about the privacy of social media data and ethical use of them. The role of Cambridge Analytica in the outcome of Brexit Referendum and the US presidential election is not crystal clear but…
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.