Politico: Scores of political groups sidestepped Facebook’s ad ban

Politico: Scores of political groups sidestepped Facebook’s ad ban. “Political campaigns are cheering the return of political ads to Facebook this week. But some groups never stopped running them. Scores of right- and left-wing political groups purchased tens of thousands of dollars in political ads that broke the company’s rules between January and March this year, according to an analysis by POLITICO.”

Mashable: Bet on 2024 candidates now by buying shares to campaign urls

Mashable: Bet on 2024 candidates now by buying shares to campaign urls. “Inauguration is over and done with and the 2020 election is finally behind us. You know what that means: Time to think about 2024! MSCHF, the group behind offbeat projects like Walt’s Kitchen and ‘killing brands’ on TikTok, had this forethought when they created In The Year 2024. They bought plenty of potential candidate domain names — such as ElectWest.com (for Kanye West) and MikePence4America.com (pretty obvious) — and are now ‘holding them for ransom.’”

‘You get made fun of’: Trump campaign office shuns masks, social distancing (Politico)

Politico: ‘You get made fun of’: Trump campaign office shuns masks, social distancing. “The campaign’s headquarters — located on the 14th floor of an Arlington, Va., office building that shares space with multiple businesses — is normally packed with dozens of staffers, often sitting in close proximity to conduct phone calls and other urgent campaign business, said three people with knowledge of its operations. But the office was shut down for its first deep cleaning in weeks after a senior campaign official tested positive for the virus. The decision to conduct the cleaning came after two months of flouting the Trump administration’s own public health guidance: There are no face coverings or temporary barriers between desks at headquarters, and leaders have limited efforts to implement social distancing.”