Tag Archives: politics

Psychographics And Electoral Corruption

Psychographics and electoral corruption: Adrian Chen finds that “the model of the voter as a bundle of psychological vulnerabilities to be carefully exploited reduces people to mathematical inputs.”

Data-obsessed political marketing can undermine democracy, he writes.


Chicago Defender Fires Managing Editor

Conflict of interest: Tony Briscoe andElvia Malagon report that the Chicago Defender fired its managing editor for taking $10,000 to perform public relations work for an Illinois political candidate.

“The Chicago Defender is a longtime voice in this (African-American) community and it is imperative that we maintain the highest level of integrity and credibility,” the newspaper said in announcing it terminated the managing editor.