Social Media & Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

Social Media
& Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

Social Media
& Politics

Expert Insights
into Digital Politics

#47: GDPR and Political Campaigning, with Brendan Tobin

Brendan Tobin, Head of Growth at Ecanvasser, discusses how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect political campaigning in the European Union. We talk about what GDPR is, how it will be enforced by legislators, and what the implications of this new regulation are for democracy. Given the multi-level governance structure of the EU,...

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#46: Mobilizing the Pack for Political Campaigns and Advocacy, with Tom Lillywhite

Tom Lillywhite, founder of Wilder Digital and the digital campaigning tool ‘Pack‘, joins the podcast to discuss how political campaigns and organizations can mobilize supporters to increase organic reach on social media. We discuss how crowdsourcing ardent supporters can increase organic reach on Facebook and Twitter, as well as how Pack is currently being used...

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#45: Facebook Ads Transparency in the Irish Abortion Referendum, with Craig Dwyer

Craig Dwyer, co-founder of the Transparent Referendum Initiative, discusses targeted Facebook advertising ahead of the Irish constitutional referendum about abortion on May 25th. The TRI collects “dark” Facebook posts and is building an openly accessible database of targeted political ads. We discuss some of the major issues surrounding the referendum, the difficulties in discerning when...

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Featured Guests

Daniel Kreiss

Daniel Kreiss

UNC-CHapel hill

Leading academic on technology-intensive campaigning. Author of “Prototype Politics.”

Karolina Wozniak

Karolina Wozniak

European Parliament

Social Media Coordinator for the European Parliament. 

Matt Oczkowski

Matt Oczkowski

Campaign Inbox

Digital Strategist for the Trump campaign. Former Head of Product at Cambridge Analytica.

Thomas Peters

Thomas Peters

uCAMPAIGN

Founder and CEO of uCampaign, creating mobile apps for digital campaigns and advocacy.

I am a Political and Data Scientist at the University of Copenhagen, where I specialize in social media use by politicians and citizens during elections. 


I launched the Social Media and Politics Podcast to better communicate research to the public, as well as keep abreast of the rapid developments in the social media space.


To find out more about my work, visit my website.

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