REUTERS/Robert Galbraith - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a news conference at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California May 26, 2010.
Facebook, Elections, & Ethics: How the Internet Could Influence Voting
June 6, 2014,
In a recent piece in The New Republic, Jonathan Zittrain describes the troubling ease with which Facebook could manipulate a democratic election without the public ever being aware. In this post, John Hudak describes the field experiment that gave rise to this possibility, and explores the ethical implications for both elections and corporations.