Kanye West To Buy Parler
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Facebook Ads Restriction Period for Politics and Social Issues in the US
"Because of the likely increased volume of ad submissions as well as added scrutiny that political and social issues ads will require, you should expect approval time to take longer. As a result, you absolutely need to get going soon to make sure that your ads get approved and get that necessary impression prior to the restriction period."
How far-right campaigns are building active communities on Facebook
"For example: despite Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker having twice as many followers on Facebook as his opponent, far-right State Senator Darren Bailey has seen more than twice as many likes, comments, and shares on his campaign’s posts this year. That’s an enormous disparity given Pritzker’s more mainstream appeal, digital-savvy campaign, and limitless budget (not to mention that he’s the incumbent)."
5 Voting Details To Share With Supporters Online
"Nearly 1 in 3 Americans who say social media is their primary source of information aren’t registered to vote. As your campaign develops its content calendar for the final weeks before Election Day, get out the vote (GOTV) should be a core component."
Google built a spam backdoor for Republicans — and they aren’t using it
For some Republican strategists, Google’s pilot program creates more problems than it solves. “I view Google’s verified sender program as more of an exercise in PR than actually addressing the issues or concerns of political email senders,” Eric Wilson, a GOP strategist and former digital director for Sen. Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign, said in an interview last week. “You bypass spam one time, and then everyone who receives that email, whether they’ve opted in for it or not, gets a big button that says, do you want to unsubscribe?”
Strategy Session: Gmail and Political Email
"What can campaigns and groups that aren’t in the test (translation: pretty much everyone) do to maximize the impact of their email programs in the final weeks of the 2022 cycle? Two political email experts share their advice."
The luxury influencer raising millions of dollars from voter rage
"Days after Maratea’s campaign, the government approved the medication, making it available for purchase in Argentina. A multitude of comments followed on social media, many of them voicing outrage that it seemed to have taken an influencer for the government to approve a medicine. Maratea has harnessed that fury to raise enormous amounts of money for several other campaigns since."
Kanye West plans to acquire Parler
"Under the terms of the agreement, Parler has agreed to sell fully to Ye, but Parler will continue to receive technical support from Parlement Technologies, including access to its private cloud services and its data center infrastructure."
Parler was jubilant about Kanye West buying it. Then the problems started.
"A Parler spokesperson said the site had about 16 million registered users prior to Ye’s purchase announcement. But according to data analytics firm Apptopia, it has just 40,000 daily active users. That pales in comparison to Twitter’s 237 million daily active users, according to the company’s latest earnings report."
AirTag leads to discovery of dumpster filled with stolen campaign signs
"He said officers told him that the signs were not targeted toward candidates of one political affiliation or another but a former Democratic committee member Arlene Talley, who retrieved what she counted as 118 signs from the dumpster, disagreed."
Looking to the Midterms: The State of Platform Policies on U.S. Political Speech
"Here, we take stock of the state of play in October 2022 in advance of the U.S. midterm elections, with an eye towards reviewing these policies and noting where they have, and have not, been updated. We find:
- Increased saliency of discussions in platform policy documents regarding social media’s role in protecting elections and election integrity;
- Reevaluations of previous thinking concerning ‘public interest’ exceptions related to potentially false, harmful, or misleading posts;"
The tech moguls who want to remake American politics
"Over the course of the day, a big picture emerged with potentially big political implications: A nascent, venture capital-fueled ideology that embraces the Reagan era’s optimistic nationalism while jettisoning its allergy to the power of the state."