Poynter: Will COVID-19 change the way we vote come November?. ” The coronavirus pandemic has forced more than a half dozen states to delay their Democratic primaries, with more states likely to follow. This has raised an urgent question: Could the pandemic still be dangerous enough in November that the general election will have to be held mostly or entirely by mail?”
The Verge: The Verge Guide To The 2020 Election. “At The Verge, we’ve always paid attention to how simple things like the price of broadband are deeply connected to complicated tech policy debates. And we’ve been closely watching the collision between social networks and democracy — Casey Newton has been writing a daily newsletter called The Interface tracking that subject since 2017. So for the 2020 election cycle, we want to give you a central place to learn about the main tech policy issues we’re following, see the latest news, and feel like you have a guide through it all.”
BetaNews: Election scams get creative and voters take the bait. “The upcoming US presidential election is wrought with emotions. That makes it the perfect ruse for email scams targeting citizens, politicians, and government organizations. While election phishing is the top concern, there are a host of other scams that are making the rounds.”
PRWeb: Communication Service for the Deaf Expands “SignVote” to Empower America’s Deaf Voters for 2020 Elections (PRESS RELEASE). “Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) announced today the expansion of its SignVote campaign designed to help inform and increase voter engagement among the deaf community throughout the 2020 elections. SignVote is a nonpartisan platform that spotlights and features accessible voter content and resources made available in American Sign Language (ASL).”
Reuters: Facebook offers more data for research on impacts of social media. “Facebook said … the new expanded data set includes more than 38 million links with information on users’ reactions including views, clicks, shares and likes.”
PR Newswire: Accessible Archives® Releases The 19th Amendment Victory: A Newspaper History, 1762-1922! (PRESS RELEASE). “Accessible Archives, Inc., a digital publisher of full-text primary source historical collections, announces the release of Part VII: The 19th Amendment Victory: A Newspaper History, 1762-1922 to its Women’s Suffrage Collection. This collection documents how generations of Women fought for the right to vote.”
Motherboard: Shadow’s Cancelled Nevada Caucus App Had Errors, Too. “As the app used to report caucus results in Iowa failed, volunteers for the Nevada State Democratic Party encountered errors while testing their own version of the app made by the same company, Motherboard has learned. Once a test version of the app was distributed, volunteers were quickly met with an error when trying to submit caucus results, according to a source and a review of the app by Motherboard. Volunteers encountered the error when they received the app earlier this month and up until this week, according to the source. The Nevada caucus is scheduled for February 22.” The app will not be used, but this is concerning.