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How politicians avoid a photo-op fail: Unpacking the staged campaign event
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How politicians avoid a photo-op fail: Unpacking the staged campaign event

Vassy Kapelos:Here’s a visual you’re probably used to seeingduring an election:the daily campaign event.One veteran campaign organizer for the Liberals summed it up like this: “Campaign events are the lifeblood of an election.”Whether it’s a speech,a rally, a photo op,

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Why it’s so easy to fall for fake news and how to spot it
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Why it’s so easy to fall for fake news and how to spot it

Vassy Kapelos: This might beCanada’s most persistent piece of fake news.It comes from a 2004 letter to the editorprinted in The Toronto Star.It says refugees in Canada receive more moneyfrom the government than retired citizens.It’s not true. In fact, a

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VT Sec. of State: Election Security An Ongoing Problem, We Need More Support
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VT Sec. of State: Election Security An Ongoing Problem, We Need More Support

“MATTER OF FACT WITH SOLEDAD O’BRIEN.” THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING AGAIN. THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SAYS NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM IS STILL A HOT TARGET FOR HACKERS — ESPECIALLY AGENTS OF THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT. WE’RE LESS THAN 100

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Votes for Prisoners? Democracy and the European Convention on Human Rights
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Votes for Prisoners? Democracy and the European Convention on Human Rights

Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights holding that the UK’s blanket ban on voting by convicted prisoners violates Article 3 of Protocol 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights have caused controversy in the UK. One reason

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Kanye West Meets w/ President Trump | Pod Save America | HBO
Can you solve the pirate riddle? – Alex Gendler
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Can you solve the pirate riddle? – Alex Gendler

It’s a good day to be a pirate. Amaro and his four mateys, Bart, Charlotte, Daniel, and Eliza have struck gold: a chest with 100 coins. But now, they must divvy up the booty according to the pirate code. As

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HyperNormalisation 2016
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HyperNormalisation 2016

MUSIC: The Vanishing American Family by Scuba Z *EXPLOSION* We live in a strange time. Extraordinary events keep happening that undermine the stability of our world. Suicide bombs, waves of refugees, Donald Drump, Vladimir Putin, even Brexit. *EXPLOSION* Yet those

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Why Electronic Voting is a BAD Idea – Computerphile
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Why Electronic Voting is a BAD Idea – Computerphile

E-voting is a terrible idea After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, election officials in some parts of America decided that they’d allow emergency e-voting from home. You’d download a ballot paper, you’d fill it out, and then you would email or

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