Civic Engagement

RSS

7 Feeds in Civic Engagement

The kids are alright. Grandpa’s the problem.

BuzzMachine - January 09, 2019 4544

NYU and Princeton professors just released an important study that took a set of fake news domains identified by BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman and others and asked who shares them on Facebook. They found that: Sharing so-called fake news appears to be rare. “The vast majority of Facebook users in our data” —more than 90 %— […]


The post The kids are alright. Grandpa’s the problem. appeared first on

Is Self-Organizing the Route to Victory in 2020?

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - January 09, 2019 4529

Self Organizing & grassroots politics

Top Ten Progressive Advocacy Facebook Posts (12/31/2018 to 1/7/2019)

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - January 09, 2019 4522

Top Facebook Advocacy Posts

If you like what you see, please share it here:

Hot Trump. Cool @aoc.

BuzzMachine - January 06, 2019 4351

I’ve been rereading a lot of Marshall McLuhan lately and I’m as confounded as ever by his conception of hot vs. cool media. And so I decided to try to test my thinking by comparing the phenomena of Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at this millennial media wendepunkt, as text and television give way to the […]


The post Hot Trump. Cool @aoc. appeared first on

Digital Politics Quick Hits: December 30, 2018

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - December 30, 2018 3998

When worlds collide

The Spiegel Scandal and the Seduction of Storytelling

BuzzMachine - December 27, 2018 3803

“Everyone who writes knows the seduction of the narrative.” — Bernhard Pörksen in Die Zeit The German journalism world is grappling with the implications of a shocking scandal at Der Spiegel: An award-winning, 33-year-old reporter — no, a fabulist and a fraud — named Claas Relotius made up article after article with stunning and audacious contempt for truth, as this fact-checking of his […]


The post The Spiegel Scandal and the Seduction of Storytelling appeared first on

Facebook. Sigh.

BuzzMachine - December 24, 2018 3651

I’d rather like to inveigh against Facebook right now as it would be convenient, given that ever since I raised money for my school from the company, it keeps sinking deeper in a tub of hot, boiling bile in every media story and political pronouncement about its screwups. Last week’s New York Times story about Facebook sharing data with other […]


The post Facebook. Sigh. appeared first on

Let’s Stop This Lunacy

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - December 20, 2018 3452

Grassroots advocacy & Trump Lunacy

If you like what you see, please share it here: Let’s Stop This Lunacy (Because Only We Can). This post was written by

Gasoline on the Fire: A Lesson from the Russians for the Rest of Us

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - December 19, 2018 3402

This Election Cycle, The DCCC Showed Why We Pay to Build Email Lists

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - December 14, 2018 3101

Online fundraising

If you like what you see, please share it here:

Digital Politics Quick Hits: December 11, 2018

e.politics: online advocacy tools & tactics - December 11, 2018 2951

Digital Politics Quick Hits

Pilots of risk-limiting election audits in California and Virginia

Freedom to Tinker - December 10, 2018 2880

In order to run trustworthy elections using hackable computers (including hackable voting machines), “elections should be conducted with human-readable paper ballots. … States should mandate risk-limiting audits prior to the certification of election results.” What is a risk-limiting audit, and how do you perform one? An RLA is a human inspection of a random sample of […]