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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A victory for former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is likely to open up slew of new possibilities and challenges for advertisers and publishers. The post What a Biden presidential win would mean for advertisers and online media owners appeared first on Digiday.
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Big money in American politics proves chum in the water for online sharks As America counts down to the November 3 elections, things are tense for political campaigns. There's a lot of money flying around and the online criminals have sensed blood in the water.…
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If you’re mapping election results of, say, the US presidential election by state, it can make sense to just show one color of red for states won by Republicans, and one color of blue for states won by Democrats. That’s because it doesn’t matter whether a candidate wins by three thousand votes or three million: It’s “winner take all.” But when analyzing results of a state election by county, or a city-wide election by precinct, the margin matters. It’s the overall total that decides the winner. Winning “Atlanta” itself isn’t all you need to know when looking at Georgia statewide results for governor, for example. You’d want to know how many votes the Democrat won by, and compare that to other areas. To read this article in full, please click here
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Some are casting spells to “raise a mighty blue wave,” while other conjurers are employing pro-Trump countermagics.
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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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Wisconsin GOP chairman says theft puts Trump at a disadvantage in the state.
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The thieves created fake invoices to look like vendors that the Wisconsin Republican Party worked with.
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Republicans and Democrats are considering reforms to weaken liability protections for social media companies.
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Hackers reportedly stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party just weeks before the election using a scheme involving manipulated invoices, the Associated Press reports. The group noted the theft on October 22nd; Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt says that the FBI is currently investigating the case. According to Hitt, hackers used faked invoices from several vendors the campaign was working with for things like election mailings and Trump merchandise. Instead of featuring the vendor’s payment information, the documents relayed the money to the hackers. This kind of hack is actually a fairly common scam: Facebook and Google were hit by a similar phishing scheme in 2017 to the tune of $100 million. Scammers... Continue reading…
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The comment was made during a Senate hearing in which Republicans said Twitter, Facebook, and Google are discriminating against conservatives views.
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(Bocconi University) In the 2016 US presidential election, Twitter made independent voters less likely to vote for Donald Trump, finds new study from Bocconi University and Princeton
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Democrat senators voiced concerns that tech companies would be too willing to bend to Republicans' wishes in the week leading up to the election.
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Republicans and Democrats are considering reforms to weaken liability protections for social media companies.
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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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"White evangelicals will wait for the stimulus package. It pales in comparison to getting the Supreme Court justice," an expert told Insider.
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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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In a 3-2 vote, Republicans on the FCC say they won't change a thing in their 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections.
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Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey will testify Wednesday on a niche internet law less than a week before Election Day. How did we get here?
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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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