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The Politics Desk

  1. Facebook ads aren't the problem

    People are beginning to realize how much influence Facebook has over elections, and Zuckerberg is being accused of “setting the rules” for one of the most significant elections in history.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Politics desk

  2. 10% of Trump’s campaign traffic comes from a Spanish sports website

    Using data from web analytics firm SimilarWeb, a study by Axios has revealed that traffic to Trump’s presidential website is over 4x greater than traffic to Biden’s presidential website, with Trump receiving 14.9 million visits in July, while Biden received only 3.6 million.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Politics desk

  3. Inventing the Data Machine: Political Analytics in Practice

    The 2020 Iowa caucuses debacle has left the public wondering, once again, about the role of technology in political life. Is the control amassed in software platforms antithetical to democracy? Can we trust technology firms with sensitive voter records and demographic data?

    By Robert Quinlivan , written on

    From the Politics desk

  4. Big Tech dreams about ‘changing the world’ - it can start by ending harmful contracts

    Over the past week, tech companies have flooded social media with words of support to protestors fighting against racial injustice. But the response by many brands to the death of George Floyd has felt so hollow that there are already memes circulating on Twitter.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Politics desk

  5. In earnings call, Zuckerberg promises to target adversaries: Does he mean Russian trolls or US legislators?

    If you're really serious about putting security over securities, maybe you can step outside of a manicured press release and defend yourself before the very institution you helped to weaken over the past year.

    By Kevin Kelleher , written on

    From the Politics desk

  6. Tech giants in Congress isn't just theater, it's *bad* theater

    “I am disappointed you did not send your CEOs."

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Politics desk

  7. Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Washington DC: With great power comes great toxicity

    I’ve been thinking most of the morning about the relationship between the three centers of power in American life.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Politics desk

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