A publicly-owned Facebook? Interesting idea, but fraught with difficulty

By Areeq Chowdhury. Is it time to nationalise Facebook? Recently, social media platforms have transformed from a space to socialise, share photos, and stare at memes, to a centre of … Continue reading A publicly-owned Facebook? Interesting idea, but fraught with difficulty

UK Labour leader commits to introducing a ‘digital democracy’

UK Opposition Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has pledged that if elected under his leadership, the Labour Party will use digital advances to improve access to political information and engagement. This morning, the Labour Leader … Continue reading UK Labour leader commits to introducing a ‘digital democracy’

81% voted online in the Labour leadership election

The new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has been elected in the largest online voting election in UK history after 422,871 voters took part in the process. Figures released by Electoral … Continue reading 81% voted online in the Labour leadership election

Labour leadership vote is set to be the largest online voting election in UK history

According to the latest figures released by the UK Labour Party, more than 600,000 people will be eligible to vote in the Party’s leadership election.  Voting ballots are to be … Continue reading Labour leadership vote is set to be the largest online voting election in UK history

Secure online voting will be used in the Labour leadership election

Procedural guidelines published by the Labour Party this week have outlined that ‘secure electronic voting’ will be an option in the upcoming Labour leadership and deputy leadership elections.  This follows … Continue reading Secure online voting will be used in the Labour leadership election

Labour’s ‘digital experts’ advocate online voting for UK elections

In a report launched this month, a network of ‘digital experts’ from the Labour Party’s ‘Labour Digital’ group have included a recommendation that the UK should ‘implement an electronic voting … Continue reading Labour’s ‘digital experts’ advocate online voting for UK elections

Which Scottish #indyref campaign is leading on social media?

With just over two weeks to go until Scotland decides it’s future in the Independence Referendum, WebRoots Democracy has analysed the social media followings of the two official campaigns who … Continue reading Which Scottish #indyref campaign is leading on social media?

Far-right party, Britain First, now has the largest social media presence

In the run up to the 2015 General Election, WebRoots Democracy will be analysing the social media followings of the main political parties and publishing monthly ‘Election by Social Media’ results. This analysis … Continue reading Far-right party, Britain First, now has the largest social media presence

Election by Social Media

In the run up to the 2015 General Election, WebRoots Democracy will be analysing the social media followings of the main political parties and publishing monthly ‘Election by Social Media’ results. This analysis … Continue reading Election by Social Media