The Turkish government is pushing a bill that will allow it control of social media. HRW published an article which urged parliament and social media firms to oppose it.
Social Media and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Trump’s campaign is accusing Facebook’s voter registration drive of an attempt to swing the vote in favour of Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Facebook has launched a voter drive ahead of the 2020 polls targeting 4 million voter registrations. It inspired new claims of bias by the Trump campaign.
The Homeland Security Department has appealed for expertise to help track and analyse social media disinformation by Russia, China, Iran, North Korea.
It would be crucial for the November 2020 election results to be known on election day to avoid a storm of social media speculations.
Democratic leader Adam Schiff has accused social media companies of misinformation, negligence. This is happening as November 2020 polls near.
In the run-up to the November 2020 polls Google has been the target of ads that spread disinformation. It is now taking action, pulling down such ads.
Facebook has embarked on a campaign to encourage voters to cast their ballots in upcoming November 2020 polls that are set to witness expanded vote-by mail.
There is yet no concrete evidence for coordinated efforts by foreign malicious groups to interfere in the 2020 elections but their tactics are evolving – Twitter, Facebook.
Twitter added a fact-check tag/link on Trump’s tweet on mail-in voting. Feeling offended, the President threatened to regulate social media.