A new redesigned site now offers 200 years of parliamentary debates from the main UK website. You can quickly search by Members, debates and petitions. If something has disappeared from the main UK parliament website remember they have their own specialist web archive which also includes social media (Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram) curated by Parliamentary archives […]
A free software, Global Observation Network, for detecting censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation on the internet. You can look at a map to see measurements of censorship, interference and blocking of social media Its blog has a series of links to recent reports and discussion on use of blocking in specific countries and during individual election […]
The Library of Congress has just released a mass of themed web archive collections. In terms of the USA there are over 5,000 websites covered for state, regional and presidential elections from 2000 onwards. It is possible to browse or search the database. The web archive also has a number of other political themed collections […]
The UK web archive aims to preserve for posterity websites with UK domain addresses. It has a number of special themed collections. The Gender Equality section is subdivided into specialist sub-sections for body, gender identity, pay equality, suffrage, parenting, domestic abuse and equality in the workplace. 290 sites are currently being archived. It is possible […]
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The Women’s Hall at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives is the first major exhibition about the East London Federation of the Suffragettes (ELFS). The free exhibition and accompanying events run until 20 October 2018.
Trends Monitor is a research project being undertaken by Media Matters for Democracy to identify and document potential manipulation of political hashtags and conversations on Twitter in Pakistan through ‘human-bots’, especially in the wake of General Elections 2018. Look at the website to view its findings on whether manipulation occurred.
Latest free collection from the library of Congress which includes private papers, letters and manuscripts from the president who served from 1913-1921. The collection includes Draft of Covenant for League of Nations, Peace Conference Correspondence Ending World War I. There are some fascinating maps on proposed borders following World War 1. The site also includes […]
From the LSE: From People’s Dissent to Royal Assent: Sylvia Pankhurst and the struggle for the vote. Recorded 8th May, Rachel Holmes who is completing a biography of Sylvia Pankhurst discusses Sylvia’s role in the suffrage movement.
The Influence Industry: The Global Business of Using Your Data in Elections. Tactical tech is monitoring these issues and will be releasing the following reports over the coming months: Maintaining power: how are data and digital influence techniques used in-between elections? What are the options for monitoring and controlling digital influence in political campaigning? Money, […]
Find out what the British public said in the latest Audit of Political Engagement published by the Hansard Society. This annual report also covers levels and nature of political engagement among adults, whether they access political news online or in print and their levels of interest and trust. All surveys since 2004 can be downloaded from […]