(This originally appeared as “Hungary’s Crackdown on the Media“.) BUDAPEST — The European Union faces a challenging conundrum. While Hungary has embarked on building Europe’s most controlled media system, the European Commission just agreed in August to provide the country with nearly 22 billion euros of economic assistance. Hungary has […]
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(This originally appeared as “Let’s Make Candidates Pledge Not to Use Bots” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) Bots — chunks of computer code that generate messages and replicate themselves — have been infecting political discourse around the world. They have been spotted try to influence elections in the United Kingdom, Mexico and just recently, South […]
Digital media and online social networking applications have changed the way in which dissent is organized with social movement leaders using online applications and digital content systems to organize collective action, activate local protest groups, network with international social movements and share their political perspectives. In the past, authoritarian regimes […]
Does Social Media Make a Difference in Election Campaigns? Digital Dividends in Brazil’s 2010 National Elections
This working paper, done with the UW’s Jason Gilmore, is mirrored at the website of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and the SSRN. Gilmore, Jason and Philip N. Howard. “Does Social Media Make a Difference in Political Campaigns? Digital Dividends in Brazil’s 2010 National Elections.” Center for Communication […]