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Big Data and Democracy

Kevin Macnish and Jai Galliott

Abstract

This edited collection tackles subjects that have arisen as a result of new capabilities to collect, analyse and use vast quantities of data using complex algorithms. Questions tackled include what is wrong with targeted advertising in political campaigns, whether echo chambers really are a matter of genuine concern, what is the impact of data collection through social media and other platforms on questions of trust in society and is there a problem of opacity as decision-making becomes increasingly automated? The contributors consider potential solutions to these challenges and discuss whethe ... More

Keywords: Algorithm, Data Analytics, Ethics, Politics, Social Media, Trust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474463522
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463522.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Macnish, editor
University of Twente

Jai Galliott, editor
University of New South Wales

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