How is technology changing the art of persuasion?

Whether in the field of political campaigning or simply the wider consumerist culture, technology has a large role in supporting the practise of persuasion. What does this mean for democracy and society?

The next discussion in the Future Fridays series takes place near Cambridge station from 6-8pm on the 25th January 2019.

Please contact us with some information about you and your interests if you’d like to take part.

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“I have a very important message for you.”


These resources are posted for future reference – please note no specific reading is necessary to participate in the discussion itself.

Please contact us to suggest further such resources that may be useful to people working in this area – thank you.

In early 2017, when Tactical Tech began investigating how personal data is used in political campaigns, we knew it would be important to understand the companies, the people and the practices of the various organisations working with personal data for political influence. Who collects the data? Who uses it? How do they decide what to do with the information? Are there a few organisations engaged in data-driven campaigning or many? Do they work locally or across national borders? What are their motivations? What services are they offering and who owns them?

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Future Fridays is non partisan and has no political affiliation to the other democratic work done by Forward Democracy.