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Kenya shows pitfalls of digital elections

Allegations of computer hacking in Kenya's August 8 election have reignited a debate around the use of digital technology in national votes, with experts wondering whether sticking to paper may be best.

dateSep 07, 2017 in Security
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Facebook's election role is likely to increase

Negative headlines. Congressional inquiries. Corporate apologies. The heightening scrutiny surrounding Facebook after it allowed Russian trolls and inflammatory political ads to spread on its network is the kind of thing ...

dateOct 26, 2017 in Internet
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Would you vote for that face?

Why do people vote the way they do? We think we're voting on policy and values but how much are we influenced by simple things like a candidate's appearance?

dateSep 10, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Voter optimism wanes in run-up to election day

(Phys.org) —Scholars have long known that voters tend to believe that the candidates they support will win, even when victory seems unlikely. But there has been little research about how voter expectations of election outcomes ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Social Sciences
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