Digital Democracy How Google and Facebook Can Reshape Elections

As their reach has grown, social networks have become true political players: They can mobilize voters and bombard specific users with a candidate's content. Next year's German federal election will likely be the country's first data-driven campaign, and some lawmakers are worried.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to media professionals in Munich

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking to media professionals in Munich

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Translated from the German by Chris Cottrell
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