Political

Spin

21st century politicians are more tech/media savvy than ever, and the airbrushed elite feel less human, and increasingly ‘out of touch’, by the day; almost everything we see, read, and hear seems to be a neatly clipped, PR sanctioned, social media friendly soundbite these days

With the exception of relatively extreme populists/demagogues, gone is the sense of grass-roots connectivity, accessibility, and pragmatism  from mainstream political presentation. Everything is scripted, rehearsed, and re-rehearsed, edited, and re-edited – never mind cyborg bedfellows, at this rate we can expect robo-representatives to be making their way onto the ballot before long!

 

Social Media

Relatedly, political advisors are evermore concerned with capturing the attention, allegiance, and data of social media users

  • Are regular/vocal users of such platforms really a good demographic to target?
  • Do they really serve as a barometer for the rest of society?
  • Should politicians try quite so hard to target and pander to these people?
  • Do politicians really think they are immune from PR mishaps?
  • Are socially abstracted ‘echo chambers’ really good for democracy?

 

Electronic Voting

How can we be sure that voting systems are sufficiently transparent yet also secure against illegitimate interference?

 


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