Open up the black box of political advertising

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed by Abby Wood of the USC Gould School and colleagues about the lack of regulation on political advertising that can be micro-targeted by Facebook and other platforms. During the 2016 presidential race, Trump’s campaign targeted likely Clinton supporters through Facebook with finely honed “dark posts” — visible to no one…

Politics in Perspective

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe recently spent time in London which provided her with a fresh perspective on U.S. politics.  In the column written for Fox & Hounds, Jeffe provides great commentary comparing Brexit to the 2016 presidential campaign results and California politics. When the dust has settled on the political upheaval that is shaking Western democracies, it may take a…