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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

With Big Data, Who Needs Electronic Voting?

In the Future, Big Data Will Make Actual Voting Obsolete

Robert Epstein | April 27, 2016

Because I conduct research on how the Internet affects elections, journalists have lately been asking me about the primaries. Here are the two most common questions I’ve been getting:
Do Google’s search rankings affect how people vote?
How well does Google Trends predict the winner of each primary?
My answer to the first question is: Probably, but no one knows for sure. [...]


<more at; related articles and links: (Google knows how you will vote, based on your state’s search results. April 26, 2016) and (Two independent ways of predicting GOP primaries lead to highly similar forecasts. April 22, 2016)>

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