Stricter policies on personal data and, for example, targeted Facebook ads are some measures that can protect our elections

Around the world, people’s data is being gathered and used in order to micro-target them with a relentless stream of promoted content. Governments and elected representatives are sitting up and taking notice. Is that “anti-tech”? That would be a bit like saying that governments are “anti-car” for requiring people to wear seatbelts.

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