By David Murphy
As the election approaches, Code Computerlove has created a mobile-first site to help young people cut through the General Election noise and decide which party is worthy of their vote.
The memorably-named Election Bullshit Filter has been created on the back of research that shows that young people are increasingly disillusioned with UK politics* and that many are undecided on which party to vote for. Less than 50 per cent of men and just 39 per cent of women aged 18-24 voted in the last election.
The site serves up 14 quick-fire statements, based on the key issues, policies and opinions that most affect young voters. Users are asked “Can you live with” followed by the statement. These include: “Cheaper uni fees”; “Tighter control on carbon emissions”; “Having more access to apprenticeships”; and “The minimum wage being increased to more than £8”. Users reply Yes or No to each statement and at the end of the quiz, they are told how many answers they have in common with Labour, the Conservatives, the Lib Dems, UKIP and the Greens. After seeing the results, there’s a link to “View Party Policies” which takes the user to the BBC’s summary of …read more
Source:: Mobile App News