Social Election

Facebook is to join forces with the Electoral Commision when it reminds all adult users of the social network to register to vote. The potential conflict of interest in allowing Facebook to prompt us all to get to the ballot box whilst it also operates as a politicians soap box, is something that concerns Arwa Mahdawi at the Guardian.

That the 2015 general election will be ‘the year where social media comes into it’s own’ seems to be beyond doubt. See here for a round up of advice for producing engaging election coverage during this ‘hashtag election’, as discussed by panelists at their news:rewired conference.