Politics in the Age of Data Mining

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Recent revelations that a data-mining company (Cambridge Analytica) had accessed the personal information of millions of Facebook users in order to create targeted political ads for the Trump presidential campaign resulted in outrage, calls for regulation, and a tumble for Facebook stock prices. Jesse Hirsh (Metaviews) and Sara Bannerman (McMaster University) join Steve Paikin to discuss the potential threat that data mining poses for the Canadian electoral process.
Episode:
Politics in the Age of Data-mining; The Week in Review
Aired:
Mar 23, 2018