Organisation

OxTEC (Oxford Technology and Elections Commission)

Literature review

Literature review on elections, political campaigns and democracy

This literature review looks at how scholars have theorised the influence of digital technology on democracy. The report summarises scholarly texts on a few key topics including: political communication theory in a digital age, surveillance and privacy, algorithms and bias, the attention economy and historical...
Report

The market of disinformation

This report examines the impact of algorithmic changes made by social media platforms, designed to curb the spread of disinformation, through the lens of digital marketing. The report highlights some of the techniques used by campaigners to attract, retain and persuade online audiences. It also...
Report

Ready to vote: elections, technology & political campaigning in the United Kingdom

This report sets out a series of recommendations aimed at securing the information infrastructure of elections and creating a trusted environment for the democratic use of technology. The report highlights areas for immediate action for policymakers, political parties, industry and civil society and also sets...