How Facebook Helped Elect the Next Israeli Prime Minister Sophie Gordon / Flash 90
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How Facebook Helped Elect the Next Israeli Prime Minister

No, this isn’t a tale of fake news or foreign manipulation of the local electorate.

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No, this isn’t a tale of fake news or foreign manipulation of the local electorate. Though no doubt both occurred to some degree during Israel’s recent national elections (of which there were two this year), this article is about the growing reliance of politicians on social media platforms. In the days of old (read: as recently as five years ago) the primary advertising platforms for politicians looking to get elected were television, radio and newspapers. These platforms provided some ability to target one’s desired audience, such as the political bent of a particular radio show or print publication. But it…

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