I am POLITICO's Chief Technology Correspondent, ask me anything about how parties are using online tactics to woo would-be voters ahead of the UK general election.
I’m Mark Scott, POLITICO’s Chief Technology Correspondent, and my job is to look at how the worlds of tech and politics are increasingly overlapping. Right now, I’m keeping a close eye on the UK’s national election on December 12, and how all the political parties are using social media and other online tactics to woo would-be voters.
This is the fifteenth election I am covering in the last four years (from the US 2016 race to October’s Canada election), and digital campaigning — both from traditional parties, domestic groups and, potentially, foreign actors — has only become more sophisticated over time.
This AMA is not about the wider UK election or the debate on Brexit. Instead, we’re going to focus on how the digital campaign is playing out and what that means for both UK citizens and those elsewhere as national political campaigns increasingly become digital.
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