Wanted in Rome: Italy’s fascist landmarks mapped in new website

Wanted in Rome: Italy’s fascist landmarks mapped in new website. “An online map charting the existing monuments, buildings and memorials honouring fascism in Italy was launched on Tuesday by the Istituto Ferruccio Parri, an historical research institute in Milan. The luoghi del fascismo website is hailed as Italy’s first nationwide project to document the surviving traces of Benito Mussolini’s regime and assess how the memory of fascism has been preserved and even revived in recent decades.”

Cision (Canada): Launch of an interactive database measuring the attention devoted to Indigenous matters by federal candidates on social media (PRESS RELEASE)

Cision (Canada): Launch of an interactive database measuring the attention devoted to Indigenous matters by federal candidates on social media (PRESS RELEASE). “Researchers from the Observatoire des administrations publiques autochtones (OAPA) and the Observatoire de la politique et de la sécurité de l’Arctique (OPSA) of ENAP have launched an interactive analysis tool that measures the interest of federal election candidates in Indigenous matters. The interactive tool allows for measuring the level of attention given to these matters, by day, by political party and by riding, among others. Several tools are also available to analyze the type of topics raised and the themes addressed by the candidates.”

Data for Progress: Identifying and Estimating the Ideologies of Twitter Pundits

Data for Progress: Identifying and Estimating the Ideologies of Twitter Pundits. “…while it may generally be the case that, for most intents and purposes, nobody is on Twitter, in a narrower sense everybody is on Twitter. Specifically, everyone who is traffics in political news or opinion for a living is more or less professionally obligated to engage with their fellow politicos on the microblogging platform. If we think that what happens among this chattering class is important for politics, and there is some academic research arguing that it is, then it is useful for us to try and get a handle on two things. First, who comprises the population of politically influential Twitter users — referred to here as ‘pundits’ in a less derogatory sense than the word is generally used? Second, how are these pundits distributed ideologically?”