[Air-L] Free online event on microtargeting and elections

Aram Sinnreich aram at american.edu
Tue Aug 25 11:17:12 PDT 2020


Next Wednesday Sept 2nd, I'll be hosting a free online event 
featuring Dr. Emma Briant <https://emma-briant.co.uk/> (Bard) and Dr. 
David Karpf <https://smpa.gwu.edu/david-karpf> (GWU). The event is 
co-sponsored by the Internet Society Washington DC Chapter and the 
Internet Governance Lab:

Beyond Cambridge Analytica: Microtargeting and Online Campaigns in 2020.
Use of data and microtargeting in political advertising were famously 
critiqued after in the 2016 US elections, and in relation to other 
recent influence campaigns around the world. Though the principal firm 
known for these campaigns, Cambridge Analytica, shuttered in 2018, these 
techniques are still widely employed, and several former CA employees 
are now involved with new data analytics and campaign firms including 
Datapropria, which has been linked to the 2020 election. For this event, 
two of the foremost researchers into online political communications, 
Dr. Emma Briant (Bard College) and Dr. David Karpf (George Washington 
University) discuss evolving campaign strategy and methods, clarify 
lingering myths and misunderstandings and reflect on the significance, 
impact and lessons for campaign communications in the 2020 US 
presidential election and beyond.


Please join us, and help spread the word!


p.s. Apologies for cross-posting
*Aram Sinnreich <http://www.sinnreich.com>*

Professorand Chair
Communication Studies
American University <http://www.american.edu/soc/>
School of Communication <http://www.american.edu/soc/>

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