Some Democrats as well as ad agency execs have questioned whether or not there was enough of a focus on digital advertising. The post ‘Just now catching up’: Why the level – and sophistication – of digital ad spending in the ’20 election is being debated by Democrats appeared first on Digiday.
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Business Insider talked to half a dozen Democratic strategists and pollsters about their fears for election week.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear targeted the emails of Democratic state parties in Indiana and California earlier this year as well as progressive think tanks, Reuters reported. The attempts were apparently not successful and were flagged by Microsoft, according to Reuters, with targets that included the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Center for American Progress. The Russian embassy denied the allegations to Reuters, calling it “fake news.” Fancy Bear has been connected to GRU, a Russian military intelligence agency, and in 2018, the Department of Justice indicted 12 members of GRU for hacking the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Fancy Bear was previously linked to the... Continue reading…
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If Biden were to tap Warren as Treasury secretary, she would be tasked with handling the economic fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cameron Webb of Virginia and Desiree Tims of Ohio both would be the first Black person to represent their districts if they win in November.
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The bank raised the odds of election results arriving on November 3 to 35% from 20%. Such a scenario, while unlikely, could spur rapid market moves.
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Many differences remain between the White House and Democrats on federal unemployment benefits, tax credits, virus testing and aid to states.
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Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge Among the tech platforms, no company, perhaps save Twitter, has had as contentious of a year as Facebook. The social media giant spent the last three months dealing with a notable ad boycott and one of the messiest and most complicated election cycles in US political history. Yet, Facebook’s handling of its many issues around political advertising, moderation, and election interference have had seemingly no effect on its bottom line, as the company just reported an astonishing quarter of revenue and user growth. The company reported a 22 percent year-over-year increase in revenue to $21.2 billion, as well as a 12 percent increase in profit to $8 billion. Its user growth is also still in the double digits, with 12 percent more people... Continue reading…
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The Facebook, Twitter and Google CEOs sparred with a Senate committee over a foundational internet law.
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The exhausting, partisan shouting match of a hearing showed that the US isn't ready to regulate tech with facts and good faith.
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The results of elections are never finalized on election night and what Trump desires would actually potentially disenfranchise his own supporters.
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Pelosi's comments come as virus cases rise across the nation and economic-aid talks have been largely put off ahead of the election.
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"For the first time in 8 years in the United States Senate, I'm not going to use my time to ask any questions because this is nonsense," Schatz said.
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The Trump ads all featured the copy "Vote today!" and two of them said that "election day is today!" Facebook didn't say which rules the ads broke.
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At a virtual conference on Tuesday, the hedge-fund manager said higher taxes and inflation will hurt equities in the coming years.
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"We need somebody that has experience, who knows what to do, knows what to say," a former Trump supporter who now supports Biden said.
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The CEOs will appear before the Senate Wednesday as tensions rise between Big Tech and Republicans, who claim tech is biased against the right.
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FCC reconfirms Title II repeal, says no changes needed despite court remand.
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Some industry titans including Mike Novogratz and Raoul Pal chimed in, while other Twitter users replied with sardonic tips of their own.
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From Alaska to Maine, there are over a dozen US Senate seats on the map for control of the Senate, which has been in Republican hands since 2015.
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