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Organisation

Oxford Technology and Elections Commission

Acronym:
OxTEC
Report

Ready to vote: elections, technology and 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...
Report

Political campaigning: the law, the gaps and the way forward

There is no single regulator covering digital political campaigning (and the necessity of a single regulator is questionable). This paper addresses the various legislative regimes in place and the various regulators that exist.
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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...
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...
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A report on anti-disinformation initiatives

In this report, the authors investigate fake news landscapes around the world and analyses a range of measures adopted by governments to combat disinformation.