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 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.
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 […]
Elections centre established by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Associate Members of Nuffield College, Oxford has a wealth of data on local election results from 1964 onwards. They include local election data handbooks with results and analysis. Those from 1964-2011 can be downloaded free of charge, more recent handbooks are for purchase only. However, tables […]
Recently Dartmouth college analysed the extent of election news manipulation in the 2016 USA presidential election. They concluded that approximately 1 in 4 Americans visited a fake news website from October 7th to November 14th, 2016. Trump supporters visited the most fake news web-sites, which were overwhelmingly pro-Trump. As a result of this continuing concern […]
View the recordings from Senate committee hearings into Russian interference in the 2016 elections via C-Span video library.