In the days just prior to the first primary of the 2016 presidential campaign, media companies, candidates, surrogates, protesters, and even livestock streamed through a radio row in downtown, Manchester, New Hampshire.
TechRepublic spoke with voters, elected officials, celebrities, and other reporters about the role of big data, cybersecurity, and social media in political campaigns. This is the third of a three part series about technology and politics. Our goal is to draw parallels with campaigns and startups, and illuminate useful takeaways that you can use in your business.
Links related to the show:
- Data point: How Many Community Managers Should You Have? (Twitter)
- Election Tech 2016: How social media and big data changed everything, a Q&A with Joe Trippi (TechRepublic)
- Why citizens need encryption as a fundamental human right (TechRepublic)
- Tech policy in campaign 2016: Where do candidates stand on encryption? (ZDNet)
- Election Tech 2016: The 4 technologies that will decide the next US president (TechRepublic)
- Election Tech 2016: Social media data tells a different story on the first US presidential debate of 2016 (TechRepublic)
- Election Tech 2016: Data from social shows big Sanders jump from Jan 17 debate (TechRepublic)
- US presidential candidate websites easy to hack, says report (ZDNet)
Dan Patterson has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Dan is a Senior Writer for TechRepublic. He covers cybersecurity and the intersection of technology, politics and government.