Democracy Requires More Transparency in Online Campaigning
The good news is that there are available routes to bring greater accountability to online campaigning.
The integrity of elections around the world faces more hurdles as paid political speech online intensifies. When political contestants, third parties and foreign actors are able to funnel money into influencing elections with no transparency or accountability, democracy suffers. Not only do democratic governments and civil society actors need more tools to understand online political campaigning, but it’s critical that the needs and experiences of a wider array of global voices are represented in conversations about data availability, evolving online campaigning tactics and platform bureaucracy.
Read the full op-ed originally published by Tech Policy Press