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Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for first time

[Update: Shortly after this post, Trump lashed out at Twitter, on Twitter.]

This is huge. Twitter today for the first time labeled a tweet by the President as misleading.

On Tuesday, the social media company highlighted two of Trump's tweets that falsely claimed mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud.

Twitter confirmed that two Trump tweets ...

White gunmen storm Michigan Capitol with assault-style rifles, lawmakers inside State House share disturbing video and photos

An armed protest by armed men who say they are opposed to coronavirus restrictions took place at the Michigan State House today.

Senator Dayna Polehanki [@SenPolehanki, a Michigan State Senator serving Michigan's 7th District] tweeted with the photograph at the top of this blog post:

Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some ...

Facebook says it will show geographic origin of some posts, to thwart foreign political disinformation campaigns

On Wednesday, Facebook said it will label posts from popular accounts to reveal their geographic origin, an attempt to limit election-year political misinformation by foreign entities.

Often, such accounts attempt to trick the user into believing they are legitimate groups and political parties based in the United States.

Today we're beginning ...

Twitter brings back special labels for profiles of political candidates

03.06.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

If you've ever seen a Twitter account and wondered if it belonged to someone who's running for public office, but you didn't feel like reading their bio or Googling them, this is a great week for you. Twitter announced on Thursday it would start roll... ...

Trump campaign buys ‘$1M+ a day’ YouTube election day masthead ads: Reports

In the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election and on Election Day, YouTube's homepage will reportedly be advertising only one candidate: Donald Trump.

The impeached president’s re-election campaign bought out YouTube's costly advertising space for early November, and the deal ensures Trump will be all anyone sees on Google's YouTube during the ...

Facebook allows pro-Bloomberg posts from paid staffers, may change that now

Facebook is reportedly considering making it just a wee bit clearer that pro-Bloomberg political campaign posts come from paid staffers on Michael Bloomberg's political campaign. Yes, 2020 is bonkers.

Facebook is considering ways to show when a paid campaign staffer shares a political post on the site, reports Julia Boorstin at ...

The tech product that made Bloomberg rich is a perfect metaphor for his candidacy

02.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

As billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attempts to buy (and meme) his way into the hearts of voters in the democratic primaries, there's renewed scrutiny on who this dude is, what he's done, and where he came from. A good sta... ...

Billionaire Bloomberg won’t have to disclose finances until late March

“What does this guy worth $60 billion own, who wants to be president?”

Memelord and presidential hopeful Michael “throw them up against the wall” Bloomberg will not be required to publicly disclose his finances until late March, “well after voters in more than a dozen states take to the polls on Super Tuesday,” reports ...

Researchers say Voatz voting app has big security flaws, 4 states using it for 2020 elections anyway

Researchers at MIT say the voting app Voatz, which is being used by at least 4 states in the 2020 elections, has major security flaws that could allow an attacker to intercept and alter votes, while making voters think their votes have been cast correctly, or trick the votes server into accepting connections from an ...