Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case, Geometry of Redistricting, Russia And Facebook

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WPR’s Shawn Johnson is in Washington D.C. today as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Wisconsin’s gerrymandering case. He talks with us about how the case is proceeding. We also look at the role of geometry in political redistricting. Plus, we discuss the Facebook advertising allegedly purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Featured in this Show

  • US Supreme Court Hears Wisconsin Redistricting Case Today

    US Supreme Court justices will hear arguments in Wisconsin’s redistricting case, and WPR’s State Capitol Bureau Chief Shawn Johnson will be there.

  • Taking On Gerrymandering With Math

    As the Wisconsin partisan redistricting case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, our guest talks about a summer school she founded using mathematics and other disciplines to combat gerrymandering.

  • Facebook Delivers Thousands Of Russia-Linked Ads To Congress

    Facebook turned over 3,000 Russia-linked advertisements that appeared on the social media platform to Congressional investigators this week. Reports say the ads were on politically divisive topics and were aimed at creating discord within the American public. We talk to a professor who researches emerging technology about the influence Facebook could have had in the 2016 election, and what could be next for the social media giant.

    Did you see any of the Russia-linked Facebook ads? How much did what you saw on Facebook affect the way you voted or your political views? What role do you think Facebook should play in politics?

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Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Shawn Johnson Guest
  • Moon Duchin Guest
  • Amy Webb Guest