University of Exeter (UK): Track which political parties represent your views with new online tool. “Partymeter has been designed with the cooperation of 150 experts on political parties across the UK. By completing a survey on a range of issues people can see how closely their views align with the policies of the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and others. It is hoped as many people as possible will now take part in the survey so academics can discover more about the connection between voters and political parties.”
From Harvard Dataverse, discovered on Twitter: Select American State Party Platforms, 1846-2017. “Archive of select American state party platforms 1846-2017 in .txt format.” Not too big; 20.6 MB zipped.
Radio Free Asia: Facebook Papers: Chinese state-linked hackers targeting Cambodian opposition. “A hacker collective with suspected ties to Chinese intelligence has engaged in ‘consistent and long-term targeting’ of officials from the Cambodia National Rescue Party, an internal investigation by Facebook found.”
DigitalNC: New Additions of the Green Line Newspaper Now Available!. “Digital NC is happy to announce the new additions of the Green Line Newspaper, 1987 – 1994. The Green Line newspaper was a local newsletter in Asheville, North Carolina, part of the North Carolina Green Party for the Western NC Green Movement. While many of their initiatives surrounded environmental causes within the community and the state and aligned with the NC Green Party, the newsletter was editorially independent.”
Times of Israel: Likud campaign exposes Israeli voters’ identities, again. “For the second time in two weeks, Likud’s online voter-tracking efforts have resulted in the exposure of the entire database of Israeli voters, including names, home addresses and other details, to the wider internet.”
Nieman Lab: News portals like Yahoo still bring Democrats and Republicans together for political news, but they’re fading fast
Nieman Lab: News portals like Yahoo still bring Democrats and Republicans together for political news, but they’re fading fast. “‘We observe segregation in political news consumption.’ In this working paper, ‘Partisan Enclaves and Information Bazaars: Mapping Selective Exposure to Online News,’ Stanford researchers examined a ‘data set of web browsing behavior collected during the 2016 U.S. presidential election’ to see how Democrats and Republicans seek out news sources and how they change their news consumption levels in response to different political events. (The data set is from YouGov and was also used in this paper.)”
Endangered Archives Blog: United National Independence Party of Zambia Archive Online. “International Archives Day is celebrated annually on the 9 June – and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to give an update on the archives of the United National Independence Party of Zambia (EAP121), a project that was funded in 2007.”