Cyber-revisionism: Parties’ Attitudes to Web Archiving Are a Worrying Sign for Digital Democracy

ImageFollowing an earlier, somewhat rantier post on this blog when the news originally broke, I’ve written a more academically-oriented piece on British political parties’ cyber-revisionism with Mor Rubenstein, a current MSc student here at the OII. This was published yesterday on the LSE Politics and Policy blog, and you can read it here. Mor’s undergraduate work on political parties on Facebook provided a useful counterpoint to party websites, and unearthed some deep ironies regarding the (dis)integration between the two platforms and some of the unintended consequences.

(The eagle-eyed may notice that the ‘Fahrenheit 401′ hook in the original post became ‘Fahrenheit 404′ – a less phonaesthetically evocative contrast with Bradbury’s 451 but more accurate, technically speaking…)

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