The core of what I’m hoping we can explore is how philosophers, researchers, and journalists have contended with and empirically studied the phenomenon of contemporary mass and individual susceptibility to online political influence.
In recent years, we observe this phenomenon openly, with political groups attempting to influence informal and formal political processes using tools like machine learning, data technologies, and social media platforms.
How is this influence on the outcomes of collective action achieved? What can we infer about individuals based on the methods employed by these groups? Do these methods exploit dimensions of people’s consciousness defined by existing material conditions or power structures? Or have these methods succeeded by designing and introducing new ways for people to organize themselves in opposition to others.
I've left the topics fairly broad, and am open to suggestions!