Big Data – A Threat to Democracy? (The Horrors of Utopia II)

What do whistleblower Edward Snowden, UKIP politician Nigel Farrage and Donald Trump have in common? Big data played a crucial part in their career lives.

General information about big data

  1. „Big Data“: A definition
  2. The ‚Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung‘ published a magazine about big data.

Big data – a threat to democracy?

  1. Mass surveillance: Whistleblowers argue that „I have nothing to hide“ is a dangerous attitude when it comes to mass surveillance: See an interactive website about the whistleblower Edward Snowden and the NSA files (The Guardian)
  2. Elections: Can big data be used to influence elections and thus undermine the bedrock of democracy?