Face-to-Face vs Digital Campaigning – SWOT analysis

Face-to-Face vs Digital Campaigning – SWOT analysis Traditional methods of campaigning are well-established ways to contact, survey and win over electors. However, with more and more people using Social Media and spending increasing amounts of time online, digital campaigning is looking more like the future of electioneering. Face-to-Face Campaigning Strengths By far the most personal … Read more

Elections in A Pandemic: What Covid is Teaching Us about the Potential of Online Elections

Elections in A Pandemic: What Covid is Teaching Us about the Potential of Online Elections There is no doubt that Covid-19 has changed the landscape of elections forever. Many elections worldwide have already been postponed, or are at risk of being postponed, and with the US set to have its Presidential, Congressional and Senate elections … Read more

Campaigning in a Pandemic

Campaigning in a pandemic While there is little doubt that face-to-face campaigning is still a vital aspect of political campaigns, the current situation with Covid-19 has confined us to our homes for the foreseeable future. However, by placing us firmly behind our screens, the current pandemic gives us ample opportunity to rethink our campaigning methods. … Read more

Combating and detecting Deepfakes in the age of Fake News

What are deepfakes and how are they made? The next phase of misinformation is being fuelled by AI, leading some, like the Wall Street Journal to take matters into their own hands and launch a deepfakes task force, the WSJ Media Forensics Committee. The machine learning technique called “generative adversarial networks” is the system on … Read more