In the face of staggering misinformation and President Trump’s attacks on the legitimacy of this election, journalists covering races across the ballot have a responsibility to keep readers informed on every step of the electoral process.
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.
Earlier this year, about a month before he announced his presidential bid, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke told Vanity Fair he was “just born to be in it.” But on November 1, O’Rourke formally bowed out of the race, announcing that “it is clear to me
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 Facebook unveiled a policy exempting political ads from being fact-checked and removed, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced last week the social media platform will be banning all political ads. The surprise announcement puts the two social media giants on opposite sides of the debate over combatting disinformation ahead of the 2020 election.
After President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani propogated unsubstantiated accusations of corruption against him, Joe Biden’s campaign circulated a letter to the broadcast networks, demanding that they stop booking Giuliani. The letter is the latest effort by Biden’s campaign to shape the narrative about the Trump-Ukraine scandal.
The introduction of the Green New Deal (GND) and the ensuing onslaught of media attention seem to be ushering in a new era of climate change coverage. However, the mainstream media is still falling short in covering what the World Economic Forum and others have