I am from group 6 so it is not really my week but I still had a question to ask about the Burkina Faso’ elections case. The article online says the government avoid uprising in the country because, thanks to OpenData, they could show in real time the evolution of the votes. It gave more trust to the process. But I think that in terms of democracy and political sciences, this is not neutral at all because a “majority effect” applies. People, seeing a candidate has more chance to be elected, can modify their vote in real time to choose the candidate in better place. What about the risks associated with this effect? Do you think it could be a good thing to implement data collection in “old” democracies like the US? Do you think it could  have avoided Trump victory for example?

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