1. Democracy? There’s an app for that – the tech upstarts trying to ‘hack’ British politics | Politics

    T here’s an infuriating gap in the coverage of this election. It lies between the idea that “the internet has changed everything” and any detail of what might have happened on the internet. This gap has been filled with a bit of noise about Facebook ads and echo-chamber Twitter feeds . But, in fact, civic tech is a real thing, featuring real people, with real technical expertise, trying to hack around every democratic deficiency.

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