CNN: How Google found itself under pressure from all sides after Roe’s demise

CNN: How Google found itself under pressure from all sides after Roe’s demise. “In mid-June, one week before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, more than 20 Congressional Democrats wrote a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. In it, they urged the company to prevent searches for abortion clinics from returning results and ads that direct users to facilities that actually oppose the procedure, noting it could put women’s health at risk. The next month, 17 Republican attorneys general wrote a letter to Pichai pushing for the opposite.”

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: CISA Releases Toolkit Of Free Cybersecurity Resources For Election Community

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): CISA Releases Toolkit Of Free Cybersecurity Resources For Election Community. “The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released its ‘Protecting U.S. Elections: A CISA Cybersecurity Toolkit’ today, a one-stop catalog of free services and tools available for state and local election officials to improve the cybersecurity and resilience of their infrastructure.”

Kenya election: Deep fakes, propaganda, libel inundate social media (The East African)

The East African: Kenya election: Deep fakes, propaganda, libel inundate social media . “The final stretch of the campaigns has witnessed outright propaganda and manipulated videos and audios online spaces, signalling a rebound of fake news. From fabricated videos made to misrepresent a candidate’s opinion to invented phone calls alleging plans to rig elections and fake statements claiming foreign support for a specific candidate, the ‘deep fakes’ have increased these final two weeks as they seemingly target the less informed.”

West Virginia University: WVU Libraries receives second LYRASIS grant to support portal for congressional archives

West Virginia University: WVU Libraries receives second LYRASIS grant to support portal for congressional archives. “West Virginia University Libraries has been awarded a $39,300 LYRASIS Catalyst Fund grant to support the American Congress Digital Archives Portal, congressarchives.lib.wvu.edu, the first-ever online portal that brings together congressional archives from repositories throughout the United States.”

International Journalists’ Network: New tool helps media in Kenya combat spread of false information

International Journalists’ Network: New tool helps media in Kenya combat spread of false information. “To address the spread of disinformation during the 2022 election season and beyond, the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme launched the iVerify Network of Fact-checking Desks, a digital platform that newsrooms and journalists can use to fact-check information before they publish or broadcast. New to Kenya, iVerify has in the past been used successfully elsewhere in Africa.”

NewsWise: New, enhanced AdObservatory.org provides transparency & insights on digital political spending

NewsWise: New, enhanced AdObservatory.org provides transparency & insights on digital political spending. “This public, free dashboard provides journalists and researchers with the ability to search digital political ad spending across Meta (formerly Facebook) properties, see visualizations of spending patterns, and search researched topics such as abortion, guns, and immigration. C4D unveiled the new site today in conjunction with the NABJ/NAHJ annual convention in Las Vegas.”

PRWeb: Envision Innovative Solutions Announces Release of Augmented Reality App for U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (PRESS RELEASE)

PRWeb: Envision Innovative Solutions Announces Release of Augmented Reality App for U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (PRESS RELEASE). “Envision Innovative Solutions, an extended reality technology developer, announced the release of ‘Who Are the People,’ a free augmented reality (AR) app the company developed for the U.S. Architect of the Capitol. Users can interact with statues displayed in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center by using their camera phone to virtually place statues in any location and experience interactive content paired with audio from museum curators.”

Independent: Parliament shuts TikTok account after MPs’ fears over firm’s links to China

Independent: Parliament shuts TikTok account after MPs’ fears over firm’s links to China. “Parliament has shut its TikTok account after MPs raised concerns about the social media firm’s Chinese links. A number of MPs hit by Chinese sanctions for speaking out against ‘gross human rights violations’ had protested against the recent creation of the social media account.”

‘Golden age’: Marcos myths on Philippine social media (AFP)

AFP: ‘Golden age’: Marcos myths on Philippine social media. “Ferdinand Marcos Junior appears on the cusp of victory in next week’s presidential polls, with his seemingly unassailable lead fuelled by a decades-long misinformation campaign to revamp the family brand. The clan’s comeback from pariahs in exile to the peak of political power has been built on a relentless barrage of fake and misleading posts on social media.”

WCNC: Tweets falsely claim The Atlantic published story about ‘Biden’s negative growth economy’

WCNC: Tweets falsely claim The Atlantic published story about ‘Biden’s negative growth economy’. “Several days after the U.S. Commerce Department reported that the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) had declined for the second quarter in a row, people on Twitter began sharing an image of a headline about the economy under President Joe Biden.”