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Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads on the world's dominant social media platform.
Monday, Oct. 19, 2020
Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it's learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
With just over a month to go before Americans head en masse to the polls in an extraordinarily contentious election, Facebook is expanding restrictions on political advertising, including new bans on messages claiming widespread voter fraud.
New prohibitions laid out in a blog post come...
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020
Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign is reserving $280 million in digital and television ads through the fall, nearly twice the amount President Donald Trump's team has reserved.
The Biden campaign announced in a Wednesday memo it's reserving $220 million in television airtime and...
Monday, Jul. 27, 2020
Social media has become the target of a dueling attack ad campaign being waged online by the sitting president and his election rival. They're shooting the messenger while giving it lots of money.
President Donald Trump has bought hundreds of messages on Facebook to accuse its competitor...
Monday, Apr. 20, 2020
A leading Democratic super PAC has promised it will tangle in court with President Donald Trump's reelection campaign to keep airing television ads the Republican president is trying to keep off the airwaves.
Priorities USA Action chief Guy Cecil said Thursday that his group will...
Friday, Feb. 14, 2020
Facebook decided Friday to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network's rules governing political ads.
Its policy change comes days after presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg exploited a loophole to run such humorous messages promoting his...
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
Older men in Arkansas might see a close-up photo of President Donald Trump pumping his fist in the air, along with a message asking them to donate $30 to his campaign for a Super Bowl commercial.
Middle-aged women in California might see a photo of Trump pointing to a crowd, with a plea...
Friday, Jan. 10, 2020
Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won't ban them, won't fact-check them and won't limit how they can be targeted to specific groups of people.
Instead, Facebook said it will...
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign and other Republican election groups criticized tech giant Google on Tuesday for making it harder for political advertisers to target specific types of people.
The GOP groups said the changes will lead directly to suppressing voter turnout and...