#DataMining the US election
#DataMining the US electionHow are campaigns using personal online data to win the presidential race?
On Tuesday, October 16, at 19:30 GMT / 3:30 EST:
Could data mining, or the analysis of large amounts of personal online data, be the key to winning the US election? Campaigns are now using social media to target voters with more precision than ever. But critics say there are few regulations on how much data campaigns can collect. So how is campaign strategy changing in the era of “big data”, and what are the threats to privacy?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Alex Howard @digiphile
Washington correspondent, O'Reilly Media
Tim Murphy @timothypmurphy
Reporter, Mother Jones
Trevor Timm @trevortimm
Activist, Electronic Frontier Foundation
What do you think? How is 'big data' changing the strategy of political campaigns? What are the threats to privacy?
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