The AfD’s culture war, Trump as Voldemort, the electoral system’s impact on the Canadian election, and campaign deepfakes: 4 links I liked

The AfD have launched their very own culture war (German style). Over at the Atlantic, Eliza Apperly reports.

Is it uncivil to protest an uncivil president at a sports event? Mc Sweeny’s has a wonderful spoof essay on that topic: “Booing Voldemort at the Triwizard Tournament demonstrates Hogwarts’ lack of civil discourse”

If you are a political scientist, you are probably familiar with the work of Matthew Shugart. But you might not be aware that he has been writing on his personal blog (they still exist) for more than a decade. A couple of weeks ago, he has published a very instructive analysis of the recent Canadian election through an electoral-systems-research lens that is absolutely worth your time.

It is now possible to create convincing deepfake videos of politicians endorsing their opponents. Watch this one (created for educational purposes) and be afraid.

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