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.
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.
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
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,
Netflix recently blocked an episode of a Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” in Saudi Arabia because it was critical of the Saudi government and Mohammed bin Salman’s possible role in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was killed while visiting the Saudi consulate
In the past months, the podcast market has seen significant changes. Buzzfeed announced it was ending most of its podcast production while the online magazine Slate announced a renewed focus on podcasts. However, across the industry podcast advertising revenue soared