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.
Snapchat Political Ad Spending Shows How Groups in the United States and Beyond are Getting Creative
Back in September, Snapchat published their Political and Advocacy Ad’s Library for 2019. The data collected in the library range from how much money was spent on political ads, to who funded the ad spending. According to CNN, Snapchat was moved to publish its data
From The Ice Rink to The Coffee Shop In a world so obsessed with social media, it is easy to forget the fragility of life and how fast things can change. This leads many to question where the line is when it comes to covering
New ownership and staff layoffs at the publication has many uncertain about the future of sports reporting.
The merger of two large media conglomerates, Gannett and Gatehouse Media, is stoking fears about media consolidation and the decline of local newspapers. As of August 6, according to USA Today, Gannet was bought out by New Media Investment Group, the holding company that owns
The argument over the coastal concentration and bias of journalists has been litigated again this week, this time over flat roads and almond milk. Like many of these arguments, it began with a tweet from a Politico reporter who was providing her hot takes on
A group of 12 reporters recently visited Facebook’s European headquarters to meet their team dedicated to combating fake-news and misinformation before this month’s European Parliamentary elections. Journalists from The New York Times, The Guardian, Politico and more provided detailed reporting of the 40 person team monitoring
Apple is expected to announce new streaming services, a new subscription news service, and potential new hardware at a March 25 event. The streaming service is poised to offer original Apple-produced content along with the option to sign up for other streaming services, including Starz,
Just a few years ago, digital publishers like BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post were seen as industry pioneers that would lead the next phase of journalism. Now, after over 1000 layoffs last week, they are reckoning with the Google-Facebook duopoly on advertisement revenues and are left vulnerable to further financial misfortune.
In the age of social media, you don’t have to be a journalist to break news in real-time. Anyone with a Twitter account can be the first to shine light on stories and events within seconds of them happening (think natural disasters, terrorist attacks, political