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Election Shock: Social Networks and Confirmation Bias 

The prominent role of social media in elections exacerbates the tendency of voters to disregard information contrary to their beliefs, according to two University of Cambridge researchers. Dr Edoardo Gallo and Alastair Langtry in the new working paper 'Social networks, Confirmation Bias and Shock Elections' suggest this behaviour risks shock election outcomes, and pushes fringe media organisations to take even more extreme standpoints.

Published on - Monday 2nd November 2020

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Breaking the Brexit impasse with indicative votes in Parliament 

The House of Commons may be called upon to hold indicative votes on different Brexit options this week. How should this be organized to achieve a fair, legitimate and democratic outcome? Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha propose a way to break the impasse.

Published on - Monday 25th March 2019

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How to Find Out What MPs Really Want 

Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha have published an article for Prospect Magazine that looks into how a series of indicative votes could be used to break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament.

Published on - Tuesday 19th March 2019

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Breaking the Brexit impasse 

Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha have published an article for VOXeu titled "Breaking the Brexit impasse: Achieving a fair, legitimate and democratic outcome", that looks at using a sequential voting system to make the democratic process fair to all views.

Published on - Friday 11th January 2019

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