Politics Oct 31

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Unprecedented spending for 2020 political ads

The 2020 election cycle is by far the most expensive campaign year in U.S. history. Advertising spending for candidates running for federal office has reached unprecedented amounts, totaling at least $2.5 billion on TV ads so far. Erika Franklin Fowler,…

Politics Jan 31

researchers say, any substantive change that addresses the circulation of hate online will likely require a comprehensive approach by both technology companies and government agencies, as well as a deeper consideration of the factors that have allowed these ideologies to permeate throughout the U.S. and around the globe in the first place.Photo by cendeced/Adobe
Online political ads remain cheap, efficient and ripe for misuse

Online political ads are still vulnerable to manipulation in this year's U.S. election. That's according to experts who warn that foreign governments and domestic grifters could try to influence the election again this year, just as they did in 2016.

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Twitter details political ad ban, admits it’s imperfect

Twitter’s new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content. But the company quickly acknowledged Friday that it expects to make mistakes as individuals and groups look for loopholes.