Items tagged "Election 2020"
Understanding Election Disinformation in 2016, 2020, and BeyondNovember 2, 2020 Digital Platform Act , digital platforms , Disinformation , Election 2020 , Internet Superfund , misinformation
In 2016, Facebook, Twitter, and other digital platforms were used as they were designed — to help content go viral — but for destructive purposes. Misinformation that ramped up during the election cycle was not just coming from within the United States, but from a coordinated influence campaign wherein Russian bots produced and disseminated disinformation […]Read More
Unpacking the Political Ad Battle Between Elizabeth Warren and Mark ZuckerbergOctober 16, 2019 Digital Platform Act , Election 2020 , Facebook , Platform Regulation , political advertising
The last few days have highlighted the complete inadequacy of our political advertising rules in an era when even the President of the United States has no hesitation in blasting the world with unproven conspiracy theories about political rivals using both traditional broadcast media and social media. We cannot ignore the urgency of this for […]Read More