Foreign meddling in democracy

Trump/Putin

Allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election and the UK’s referendum on EU membership, and data scandals involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, have raised serious questions over the funding of election campaigns, the power of social media companies and whether electoral law is fit for purpose.

This podcast considers the challenges facing democracy in the digital era.

Assessing the issues are:

  • Trevor Potter, Commissioner of the US Federal Election Commission 1991-1995;
  • Professor Tony Travers, a constitutional expert from the London School of Economics; and
  • Sir John Holmes, Chairman of the UK Electoral Commission.