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Digital Campaigning and Political Finance in the Asia and the Pacific Region: A New Age for an Old Problem

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posted on 2022-11-04, 02:12 authored by Joo-Cheong Tham, Andrea CarsonAndrea Carson, Adhy Aman, Amy Chinnappa

Democracies are experiencing a digital disruption. Disinformation is rife in elections, and there is interference by foreign countries as well; meanwhile, the public sphere is being undermined through virality (the premium on emotional appeals) and polarization (e.g. through filter bubbles and echo chambers). These challenges are exacerbated by an erosion of political autonomy with the ‘choice architecture’ established by information technology companies, together with the substantial market (quasi-monopolistic) power of ‘big tech’ companies. 

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Publication Date

2022-01-01

Commissioning Body

International Idea, Electoral Assistance and Electoral Regulation Research Network

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  • Not-for-profit research report

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International Idea

Place of publication

Stockholm

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(p. 1-117)

ISBN-13

9789176715567

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© 2022 International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and Electoral Regulation Research Network With the exception of any third-party images and photos, the electronic version of this publication is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) licence. You are free to copy, distribute and transmit the publication as well as to remix and adapt it, provided it is only for non-commercial purposes, that you appropriately attribute the publication, and that you distribute it under an identical licence.

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