Elections in their nature are divisive, sometimes it leaves a nation more divided, deepens mistrusts, and causes unrests. It could easily lead to civil unrest, wanton destruction, people displacement, loss of lives and properties. It is not the stuff to mess with, and in this digital age, ‘smart people’ who seat behind a screen all day can run malicious propaganda leading to the rigging of public opinion hack electoral system and alter the results of the entire elections.
These are the type of allegations that marred the last Presidential Elections in nations such as Kenya, and the USA. Even the breakout of the UK from the EU economic block through the Brexit referendum is alleged to have been manipulated by these ‘smart people’ acting behind computer screens.
Who are these ‘smart people’ you ask? Well, accusing fingers have been pointed to Russia, while others accused the digital campaign organizer Cambridge Analytica. The bottom line is, we really don’t know, and if we do, we only learned about them after the damage has been done. All governments across the world can grill Facebook leadership all they want, but …read more