Des Moines Register: Introducing a new tool to help you keep track of presidential candidates visiting Iowa

Des Moines Register: Introducing a new tool to help you keep track of presidential candidates visiting Iowa. “The Des Moines Register candidate tracker is the best way to stay up-to-date on the whereabouts of presidential contenders in Iowa. Starting today, the Register is releasing a new tool that will bring information from the candidate tracker to your Twitter feed, making it it easier than ever to keep up with the whirlwind 2020 caucus cycle.”

The Verge: YouTube Shows Have Become A Secret Weapon For Rising Politicians

The Verge: YouTube Shows Have Become A Secret Weapon For Rising Politicians. “Over the past few months, candidates Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have also appeared on YouTube podcasts with some of the platform’s most popular creators. All three have appeared on Rogan, with Yang also speaking with conservative commentator Dave Rubin and Ethan and Hila Klein from the H3 Podcast.”

Reuters: Russia tells Google not to advertise ‘illegal’ events after election protests

Reuters: Russia tells Google not to advertise ‘illegal’ events after election protests. “Tens of thousands of Russians staged what observers called the country’s biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, defying a crackdown to demand free elections to Moscow’s city legislature. Multiple YouTube channels broadcast the event live.”

CNBC: Google employees weighed free speech concerns before the 2016 elections, internal emails show

CNBC: Google employees weighed free speech concerns before the 2016 elections, internal emails show. “Google employees appear to have foreseen many of the company’s political challenges in the run-up to Donald Trump’s presidential election, according to an internal email discussion obtained by CNBC.”

CNN: The Democratic Party deepfaked its own chairman to highlight 2020 concerns

CNN: The Democratic Party deepfaked its own chairman to highlight 2020 concerns. “The Democratic National Committee wanted to demonstrate the potential threat to the 2020 election posed by deepfake videos — clips created with artificial intelligence that can make people appear to do or say things they never did. So the committee came up with a novel solution: It had experts make one, with its chair as the victim.”

Ars Technica: Twitter backs down, allows McConnell to post video of protestor threats

Ars Technica: Twitter backs down, allows McConnell to post video of protestor threats. “After a day of blistering criticism from Republicans, Twitter has reversed an earlier decision and restored the campaign account of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. His account had been frozen after tweeting out a video showing several protestors shouting violent threats against McConnell outside the senator’s Kentucky home.”