Democracy in Peril: Ads and the Internet


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Over the years, political campaigns have chased voters as their media preferences have evolved and individuals have become easier to target with ads. There was once a time when Americans would gather around a radio or TV and share the experience of a presidential ad. Nicco Mele, Harvard professor of politics, media, and public policy, says the way political advertising targets niche groups is putting civic dialog at risk.

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