2015 has been a year of electoral polling failure and it could have major implications on election outcomes, say QUT economics researchers.
An Indiana University study found that the percentage of votes for Republican and Democratic candidates in 2010 and 2012 races for the U.S. House of Representatives could be predicted by the percentage of tweets that mentioned ...
The Facebook page of Iran's foreign minister was taken over briefly by unidentified hackers who protested against the crackdown on protesters after the disputed 2009 presidential election, media reported Saturday.
Rock star statistician Nate Silver, who made numbers cool by giving near-perfect predictions of US votes in 2008 and 2012, will soon relaunch his website in a new home, just in time for the next election cycle.
Unprecedented volumes of information about political behaviour, previously only accessible to experts, are to be made available by Britain's oldest study of electoral behaviour.
Researchers from QUT's Social Media Research Group (SMRG) are ramping up their analysis of social media activities surrounding the Queensland state election campaign this year, by drawing on cutting-edge social media analytics ...
Japan on Friday said it planned to phase out nuclear power over three decades in an apparent bow to public pressure after last year's Fukushima disaster, the worst atomic accident in a generation.
Sean Bergan has witnessed the turbulent confluence of a heated presidential race and the free-wheeling world of social media.
The week before the general election, UNM Political Science Associate Professor Mike Rocca presented a primer on campaign financing and a troubling change in the way political campaigns are being financed with dark money.
New evidence appears to show how hackers earlier this year stole more than 50,000 emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, an audacious electronic attack blamed on Russia's government and one that has resulted in embarrassing ...