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What the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Means for Online Citizen Engagement

Recent revelations showed that Cambridge Analytica was able to obtain and use data from 50 million Facebook users to create psychographic profiles. This allowed them to deliver highly targeted and customized political advertising during the 2016 United

Why Your Smart City Strategy Needs to Include Citizen Engagement

Cities worldwide are increasingly turning to Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as sensor networks, smart devices, and meters to collect citizen-generated data. This data is gathered as people go about their day, providing insights and nuance

2018 Edelman Trust Barometer: “The Battle for Truth”

Every year, the Edelman Trust Barometer measures the trust in institutions (government, business, media and NGOs) across 28 countries. In 2017, the Edelman Trust Barometer found a “global implosion of trust”

Painkillers vs. Vitamins: Two Approaches to Citizen Engagement

“Prevention is better than cure.” In diverse fields ranging from healthcare to public safety to education, leaders have long recognized that the preventative approach is crucial for averting problems before they occur. For example, screening for

3 Citizen Engagement Resolutions to Keep in 2018

From going to the gym to starting a new hobby, the new year brings no shortage of resolutions and goals. In 2018, commit to revitalizing public trust and building stronger communities with these three citizen engagement resolutions.