Facebook pushes voter registration drive, inks deals to monitor elections

by - September 20, 2018

Facebook has announced in a briefing call its plans to push users for voter registration ahead of the US and Brazil elections. The company has partnered with TurboVote, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute to monitor election meddling.
Source: Facebook pushes voter registration drive, inks deals to monitor elections

Political nonprofits must now name many of their donors under federal court ruling after Supreme Court declines to intervene

by - September 18, 2018

Advocacy groups pouring money into independent campaigns to impact this fall’s midterm races must disclose many of their political donors beginning this week after the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to intervene in a long-running case.
Source: Political nonprofits must now name many of their donors under federal court ruling after Supreme Court declines to intervene

APSA conference roundup: Research on political polarization on social media and the U.S. Congress

by - September 17, 2018

The ways that social media shape political attitudes and the intricacies of lawmaking in the U.S. Congress were two of the many topics at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference in Boston earlier this month.
Source: APSA conference roundup: Research on political polarization on social media and the U.S. Congress