Techdirt: Bogus Automated Copyright Claims By CBS Blocked Super Tuesday Speeches By Bernie Sanders, Mike Bloomberg, And Joe Biden

This is wrong and it needs to stop now. Techdirt: Bogus Automated Copyright Claims By CBS Blocked Super Tuesday Speeches By Bernie Sanders, Mike Bloomberg, And Joe Biden. “Another day, another example of copyright out of control. The latest, as highlighted by Matthew Keys, is that bogus (almost certainly automated) copyright claims by CBS ended up blocking a live stream of a Bernie Sanders speech, but similar notices also interrupted speeches by Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden.”

New York Times: It’s Facebook vs. the Bloomberg Campaign vs. the Internet

New York Times: It’s Facebook vs. the Bloomberg Campaign vs. the Internet. “When sponsored content for political candidates appears on private accounts [on Instagram], it allows those running the ads to escape the direct scrutiny that comes with a public-facing account. It also keeps non-followers in the dark about ads being run on the page and prevents users from easily searching for specific content.”

Los Angeles Times: Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing ‘platform manipulation’

Los Angeles Times: Twitter is suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts, citing ‘platform manipulation’. “Michael R. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has been experimenting with novel tactics to cultivate an online following, or at least the appearance of one. But one of the strategies — deploying a large number of Twitter accounts to push out identical messages — has backfired. On Friday, Twitter began suspending 70 accounts posting pro-Bloomberg content in a pattern that violates company rules.”

Wired: The Influencer Election Is Here

Wired: The Influencer Election Is Here. “Last week, the Daily Beast reported that former New York City mayor and current billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign had paid social media influencers ‘to make him seem cool.’ Embarrassing! But the candidate’s campaign didn’t stop its quest for online engagement there.”

TechCrunch: Bloomberg memes push Instagram to require sponsorship disclosure

TechCrunch: Bloomberg memes push Instagram to require sponsorship disclosure. “Instagram is changing its advertising rules to require political campaigns’ sponsored posts from influencers to use its Branded Content Ads tool that puts a disclosure label of ‘Paid Partnership With’ on posts. The change comes after the Bloomberg presidential campaign paid meme makers to post screenshots that showed him asking them to make him look cool.”

The Verge: Mike Bloomberg has spent nearly $15 million to be in your Google search results

The Verge: Mike Bloomberg has spent nearly $15 million to be in your Google search results. “According to Google, Bloomberg’s campaign has spent a staggering $14,849,500 on political ads since the candidate announced his run at the end of November; overall, Bloomberg has spent nearly $200 million on his run for president of the United States.”