Microtargeting, bots and hacking: will digital meddling really swing this election?
The changing nature of political influencing online. After the 2016 US election, some fear online interference could create political chaos in the UK. Alex Hern, writing in the Guardian investigates why the truth is more complex. "There are probably a hundred independent influencers on Instagram, a hundred more on YouTube and more again on Twitch, who could each shift a thousand youth votes if they put their minds to it."
From The Guardian