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When using voter advice applications, citizens should be aware that they reflect the political assumptions of their developers

Fossen, Thomas and Van Der Brink, Bert (2016) When using voter advice applications, citizens should be aware that they reflect the political assumptions of their developers. Democratic Audit UK (14 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Voter Advice Applications (VAA’s) have grown in popularity over recent election cycles, with users matched to a party on the basis of their agreement or disagreement with certain statements or policies. Here, Thomas Fossen and Bert Van Der Brink argue that though VAA’s present themselves as objective sources of political information, they in fact reflect the presuppositions of their developers, and their users should be aware of this when using them.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 07:23
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019 23:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80804

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