Elections and Media

A look at the various media used to reach and inform voters during elections -- as well as the impact of new media and media ownership on elections.

Trump media frenzy grows: Politics on steroids, 24/7

You think the insane flow of politics in your newsfeed, on your TV and lighting up your iPhone will slow when the Trump Show ends?

Rick Gates Sought Online Manipulation Plans From Israeli Intelligence Firm for Trump Campaign

Rick Gates, a  top Trump campaign official, requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation, and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hil

Vice President Pence Accuses China Of Trying To Interfere In U.S. Elections, Calls Out Google

Vice President Mike Pence amplified the charge leveled by President Donald Trump recently, saying China has used covert actors, front groups and propaganda in an attempt to sway US public opinion. "To put it bluntly, President Trump's leadership i

Disinformation, 'Fake News’ and Influence Campaigns on Twitter‘

How did misinformation spread during the 2016 presidential election and has anything changed since?

Twitter outlines new steps in midterm election integrity fight

Twitter outlined its efforts to help preserve election integrity during the upcoming 2018 midterms, including its removal of a new set of accounts and a ban on the distribution of hacked materials.

President Trump predicts media outlets are 'all going to endorse me'

President Donald Trump predicted that news organizations that he routinely attacks as "fake news" would endorse him in the future, saying that they would go out of business if he weren't in office.

The Crisis of Election Security

How did our election system get so vulnerable, and why haven’t officials tried harder to fix it?

How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump

Politicians may be too timid to explore the subject of whether Russian election interference affected the outcome of the 2016 election, but a new book from, of all places, Oxford University Press promises to be incendiary.

Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’

Although it is not much to look at now, as of the week of Sept 24 the "War Room" will be Facebook’s headquarters for safeguarding elections.

Political nonprofits must now name many of their donors under federal court ruling after Supreme Court declines to intervene

Advocacy groups pouring money into independent campaigns to impact the Fall 2018 midterm races must disclose many of their political donors beginning the week of Sept 17 after the Supreme Court declined to intervene in a long-running case.