Election 2020

Amid censorship fears, Trump 2020 campaign 'checking out' alternative social network

Parler, a Twitter-like platform, was initially hatched in 2018 as a tool for digital news outlets to claw revenue back from big social networks like Facebook.

FEC approves free cybersecurity for campaigns despite influence concerns

The Federal Election Commission gave the go-ahead to a nonprofit organization seeking to offer free cybersecurity services to political campaigns, upending rules that typically consider such free services illegal campaign contributions.

Republicans make alleged conservative bias top priority at election security hearing

Google, Facebook, and Twitter executives came to Capitol Hill to testify about election security.

How President Trump Is Outspending Every 2020 Democrat on Facebook

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has spent far more than any single Democratic presidential candidate on Facebook advertising, reprising a strategy that was central to his 2016 victory. Since entering the race late in April, former Vi

Sen Sanders, Kobuchar criticize FCC's green light on T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Sens Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are criticizing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's decision to greenlight the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint -- the latest sign that antitrust issues are core to many of their 2

Inside Andrew Yang's (Anti-Tech) Campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is both of the tech world and one of its harshest critics.

Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020

Thanks to savvy lobbying by tech companies, online election campaign speech remains almost entirely unregulated. The platforms won exemptions from many campaign finance provisions by arguing that the rules would stifle their growth.

3 Florida radio stations vow to broadcast Trump speeches daily until end of 2020 election

Three Florida radio stations will air two-minute snippets of Trump speeches every hour of every day -- perhaps sometimes twice an hour -- until the 2020 election. Samuel Rogatinsky, the owner of the stations, said, “We ran it by a bunch of listene

AOC Weighs in on Tech and Antitrust

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the progressive firebrand whose rebukes of the tech sector drew headlines on the 2018 campaign trail, supports the outlines of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) sweeping proposal to break up tech firms like Amazo

Biden on Tech

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) will be vying for the White House in a very different tech climate than what he experienced in the Obama era.