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Censorship or rumour management? How Weibo constructs “truth” around crisis events

Censorship or rumour management? How Weibo constructs “truth” around crisis events

| As social media become increasingly important as a source of news and information for citizens, there is a growing concern over the impacts of …

Does Internet voting offer a solution to declining electoral turnout?

Does Internet voting offer a solution to declining electoral turnout?

| e-voting had been discussed as one possible remedy for the continuing decline in turnout in …

Digital platforms are governing systems — so it’s time we examined them in more detail

| Digital platforms are not just software-based media, they are governing systems that control, interact, and accumulate. As surfaces…

Open government policies are spreading across Europe — but what are the expected benefits?

| Open government policies are spreading across Europe, challenging previous models of the public sector, and defining new forms…

Does Twitter now set the news agenda?

| The information provided in the traditional media is of fundamental importance for the policy-making process, signalling which issues…

How policy makers can extract meaningful public opinion data from social media to inform their actions

How policy makers can extract meaningful public opinion data from social media to inform their actions | The role of social media in fostering the transparency of governments and strengthening the interaction between citizens and public administrations has been widely studied. Scholars have highlighted how online citizen-government…

We should pay more attention to the role of gender in Islamist radicalization

We should pay more attention to the role of gender in Islamist radicalization

| One of the key current UK security issues is how to deal with British citizens…

What are the barriers to big data analytics in local government?

What are the barriers to big data analytics in local government?

| The concept of Big Data has become very popular over the last decade, with many…

What explains variation in online political engagement?

What explains variation in online political engagement?

| While much of the modern political process is now carried out digitally, ICTs have yet…

Could Voting Advice Applications force politicians to keep their manifesto promises?

Could Voting Advice Applications force politicians to keep their manifesto promises?

| In many countries, Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) have become an almost indispensable part of the…

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This blog investigates the relationship between the Internet and public policy. It covers work by the Oxford Internet Institute, and work published in its journal Policy & Internet (Wiley-Blackwell).

Policy and Internet journalPolicy & Internet calls for papers that present genuinely new approaches to policy questions or problems relating to the Internet and related ICTs. Ed-in-Chief: Helen Margetts. Submit your paper.


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