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‘Digital Politics in Mongolia’

By Lauren Bonilla, on 2 March 2015

Lauren Bonilla, Rebecca Plueckhahn, and Rebecca Empson explore ‘Digital Politics in Mongolia on the Material World blog.  This piece examines the reception and implementation of a poll that circulated through mobile phones in Mongolia seeking to gauge the opinion of the population at a critical economic juncture.  It pays particular attention to the language used in the poll and the way it presented choices for economic futures as well as masking potential decisions.

Screenshot of 'SMS poll'

Screenshot of SMS poll

Cartoon commentary of SMS poll by Darkhan Mongol Nogoon Negdel

Cartoon commentary of SMS poll by Darkhan Mongol Nogoon Negdel

 

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