CNN: YouTube confirms it has removed some Trump campaign ads

CNN: YouTube confirms it has removed some Trump campaign ads. “YouTube has prevented President Donald Trump from running a number of ads on its platform this election season, its CEO acknowledged on Sunday. But the exact reasons for the decisions are unclear, once again raising questions about the policies of YouTube and its parent company Google.”

The Washington Post: Opponents of Elizabeth Warren spread a doctored photo on Twitter. Her campaign couldn’t stop its spread.

The Washington Post: Opponents of Elizabeth Warren spread a doctored photo on Twitter. Her campaign couldn’t stop its spread.. “As the image solidified negative views of Warren among some who favor other Democratic candidates, the incident offered a fresh lesson about political disinformation: Homespun operations on social media represent a rising threat, capable of inciting conflict among voters and turning unwitting users into agents of online deception.”

Gizmodo: Billionaire Buys ‘Climate Change’ On Google

Gizmodo: Billionaire Buys ‘Climate Change’ On Google. “Data provided to Gizmodo by an SEO professional who asked to remain anonymous shows that Bloomberg is targeting more than 840 search terms that specifically reference climate with hundreds more that reference climate-adjacent terms.”

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Says Anonymous Pages Posting Coordinated Pro-Trump Content Do Not Break Its Rules

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Says Anonymous Pages Posting Coordinated Pro-Trump Content Do Not Break Its Rules. “The pages and their murky connections to a political candidate highlight the challenges in determining who is behind coordinated activity on Facebook, whose interest page networks may serve, and what does and doesn’t rise to the platform’s standard of ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior.’ The enforcement of that policy is a major focus going into next year’s US election, as Facebook works to prevent the rampant manipulation and inauthentic behavior that marred the 2016 campaign on the world’s largest social network.”

Route Fifty: Local Election Officials Can Get Free Election Auditing Software from CISA

Route Fifty: Local Election Officials Can Get Free Election Auditing Software from CISA. “The software, which is being piloted by some election offices in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Virginia, Ohio, and Georgia, is designed to help officials make calculations needed for an audit. Arlo can help elections officials determine how many ballots to audit, randomly select which ballots to audit, and compare audited votes to tabulated votes, according to CISA.”

Poynter: Univision and Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network join forces to fight misinformation in the U.S.

Poynter: Univision and Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network join forces to fight misinformation in the U.S. . “The Poynter Institute announces that its International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) will partner with Univision News to elevate international fact-checks of interest to Spanish language audiences living in the U.S. leading up to the presidential election.”

Bing Blogs: Bing 2020 US Elections Experience (Beta)

Bing Blogs: Bing 2020 US Elections Experience (Beta). “The 2020 U.S. presidential election is right around the corner and it can be difficult to find information on candidates and issues in one place. You might have to search across various news sources, candidate web sites, government sites or look through a voter’s pamphlet – piecing together information. To provide a single destination for the 2020 U.S. presidential race that helps users find comprehensive information about candidates and issues, we’re sharing our expanded Bing elections experience in Beta.”