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Facebook Set A New Lobbying Spending Record In 2021
Meta, the new name adopted by Facebook, spent over $20 million on lobbying in 2021, breaking its previous record of $19 million.
Social Media And Political Extremism
The types of political officials who create the most social media attention are highlighted in new data from Axios.
Contemporary Politics Through the TikTok Algorithm
Tiktok, a social media platform designed as a mixture of Instagram and Snapchat, has become the prime avenue for political messaging.
San Francisco Tech Workers Take To Local Politics
Interest in San Francisco politics has piqued the interest of more tech sector employees, founders, investors who once shrugged it aside.
Dictators In Africa Using Social Media To Cling To Power
African dictators like Yoweri Museveni of Uganda are suspected of consolidating their power by creating false social media accounts.
What Will the Metaverse Mean for Political Movements?
Metaverse is Zuckerberg’s aim to de-prioritize political content and push for a “politically neutral” platform, but will it be credible?
As Dorsey Exits Twitter, Company’s Lobbying On The Rise
Jack Dorsey has left Twitter. In the wake of his departure the company’s federal lobbying expenditure seems set to increase markedly.
EU To Open Up ‘Black Box’ Of Political Ads
The EU wants Facebook and Google to reveal how and why they use political ads to target people, as well as who pays for them.