Social media company says release of British government documents connected to previous disinformation efforts.
British leftists are sharing ideas and strategies with former members of the Bernie Sanders campaign.
New analysis points out similarities between leak to Jeremy Corbyn’s party and Russian disinformation operation.
POLITICO teamed up with researchers from NYU to crunch the numbers about how British political groups are spending money on Facebook.
Vote for a Final Say launch follows infighting among pro-EU campaigns.
The party rebranded its press account ‘factcheckUK’ during a leaders’ election debate Tuesday night.
Tech companies who don’t clean up their platforms should be prepared to face the force of the law.
Decades-old campaign financing rules make it harder to distinguish between national and local spending, and keep track of who’s buying election ads on social media.
Social media is under scrutiny as never before, but there are still simple techniques you can use to connect with crucial voters.
With the general election a month away, how are the parties targeting voters on Facebook with messages about Brexit? Tristan Hotham (University of Bath) explains how A/B testing is being used to identify the most effective campaign themes. Political parties using Facebook ads have a powerful capacity to hone their messages. Unlike in the past – where expensive and hard-to-organise […]
The victim of a social media hoax now hopes to use the incident to his own advantage.
The upcoming general election is the first general election in the UK where social media companies are publishing transparency data, showing which political advertisements are being displayed on the platforms, who is paying for them, and the amounts being spent. Facebook is, by far, the largest platform for social media political advertisements in the UK. In the first full week of the campaign to the 4th of November, there was £175k of spending on campaign related advertisements on the platform, … Read more
It is the most important UK election for a generation — here’s POLITICO’s essential guide to the campaign.
“Now I want a nice clean game from all of you” – so said Madam Hooch in Harry Potter. The reality is, it’s not going to happen.
Despite repeated calls for new electoral rules, British politicians and regulators have dragged their feet.
By creating a kind of firewall between her take on Brexit and her view of everything else, she has kept her head at a time when too many others are losing theirs.
Twitter is more popular among Remainers – 18% of them get their news via 280 characters, as opposed to 10% of Leave voters. But, for other social networks, the differences are smaller and not statistically significant in most cases. The problems of polarisation – and of silos – are created by journalists and politicians themselves, write Meera Selva and Richard […]
Tracy Brabin, who took over Jo Cox’s seat after the Labour MP was murdered, appeals to Boris Johnson to tone down his rhetoric.
Transparency data released this week by ephemeral messaging app Snapchat has shown that the NI Department of Justice #EndingTheHarm campaign made over a million impressions over an 18 day period last month. The campaign, part of the Tackling Paramilitarism programme, made 1,138,048 impressions over the course of the campaign. Of the 15 organizations who had political campaigns on the social network in the UK over the course of 2019 so far, it ranked 8th in terms of impressions behind Police … Read more
The latest in Johnson’s social media game – a casual, chatty take on last week, made direct from an airplane seat. Expect more.
The UK has yet to call a snap election, as expected. But on social media, political groups are already highly active.
Two different conceptions of it are widely held in the UK, representative and direct. In 2019, they collide.
Last night’s policy announcement live on Facebook was a first experiment in new ways for the Government to communicate its message.