Over the past 15 years, the newspaper industry has faced a constant problem: declining revenue. Aside from increases for the big three—Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal—after the 2016 election (dubbed the “Trump Bump”), the industry has used slash-and-burn tactics to stay
This summer, Facebook will be unveiling its long-awaited oversight board, which will adjudicate content that is flagged by users for review. The unprecedented regulatory entity will operate independently of Facebook, the company says.
Two weeks ago, American journalist Glenn Greenwald was charged with “cybercrimes,” by the Brazilian government. Press advocates have criticized the charges as “an outrage” and “a clear threat to press freedom.” Last year, Greenwald was part of a team that published articles exposing private conversations
A week-long feud between the Biden and Sanders campaigns over Social Security boiled over when a Sanders speechwriter made a false claim about Biden’s support for Republicans efforts to gut the program, and when Biden retaliated by alleging that a video of his remarks had been “doctored.”
Less than a month into his presidential campaign, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has spent more than $100 million on television and digital advertising, potentially upending the Democratic field and laying waste to the traditional fundraising process.
In the midst of growing pressure on technology companies to regulate political advertising ahead of the 2020 election, Google announced last week it will limit advertisers’ ability to micro-target users on the basis of their political affiliations.
Editor-in-Chief Celine Castronuovo, Podcast Director Michael Kohler, Editor-at-large Rob Cline and politics writer James Smathers relaunch The MediaPod series by discussing the media’s role in the impeachment process, the social media platform political ad wars, billionaires in the 2020 news cycle, and press freedom during recent military
The Trump campaign has spent more than $27 million on digital advertising this cycle, outspending the four leading Democratic contenders combined. On Facebook alone, the Trump campaign has spent $21 million, focusing ads on impeachment and socialism.
After a series of privacy scandals, Facebook’s latest policy that exempts political candidates from being fact-checked came under fire from presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. And Warren is hardly the only lawmaker who supports increased regulation of the tech giant.