Category: Social media
By historical rights, Republicans should be hearing up for a big election in 2022. But some are afraid that loonies like Marjorie Taylor Greene will help snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Under fire in some quarters for their role in disseminating information -- and disinformation -- to the American people ahead of last year's presidential election, two top tech leaders defended their companies' roles and at least one sought some sort of oversight for the future.
Zuckerberg: There’s Nothing Illegitimate About Taking ‘Additional Days or Weeks to Make Sure All the Votes Are Counted’
The media needs to prepare the American people that it will be "nothing illegitimate" if it takes days or even weeks to determine the final winner of this year's presidential election, according to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate's top Democrat is echoing Donald Trump's call to shut down operations of the social media provider known as TikTok or transfer control to a US company like Microsoft.
Trump's threatened action against the provider has its devoted users--particularly among the youngest of voters--ready to vote against Donald Trump.
In the midst of the ongoing national search for racial justice, one of the most prominent American historians is offering the nation a path towards reconciliation.
Biden’s Campaign Strategy: ‘Not Going to Put Him on TikTok Doing Weird Dances, Going To Accentuate Best Qualities’
While some may see presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden as largely absent from online campaigning, the Biden campaign has made a strategic decision to spotlight the candidate where it shows "his best qualities," according to journalist Sam Stein.
Facebook--the social media giant which has been at the center of such wide-ranging scandals as the Russian campaign to interfere with the 2016 US presidential election to the effort to distribute a so-called "deepfake" of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi which made her appear intoxicated--has taken action to remove posts which promote the protests around the United States challenging the lockdown conditions in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to company chief Mark Zuckerberg.
Bernie Sanders may no longer be running for president himself, but the senator from Vermont plans to stay very involved in the campaign, almost like a "progressive coach" of sorts for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
I apologize for my enthusiasm in believing that our progressive might could have made a real difference in this case.