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Decoder Newsletter: Facebook Introduces More Bans
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Viviana Padelli | October 12, 2020
MapLight's newsletter on deceptive digital politics looks at a number of new bans recently put in place by Facebook as the 2020 election approaches.
A Win for Transparency in California
Daniel Newman | October 08, 2020
A new California law requires local governments to post all campaign finance reports online rather than requiring voters track down paper records in-person at a government office.
Facebook’s QAnon Ban Highlights the Need for Congress to Stop Online Disinformation
Alec Saslow | October 07, 2020
After roughly three years of the QAnon conspiracy theory spreading ramptantly on Facebook and poisoning our information ecosystem, Facebook has finally decided it’s time for the baseless, harmful content to stop dominating our feeds
Decoder Newsletter: The Coronavirus ‘Infodemic’ Hits Home
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Viviana Padelli |
MapLight's newsletter on deceptive digital politics looks at the disinformation on social media following President Trump's announcement that he tested postive for COVID-19.
Voter’s Edge California Launches to Guide Voters and Fight Misinformation
Alec Saslow |
Voter's Edge California is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online voter guide in English and Spanish that provide voters with unbiased information on candidates and ballot measures, from the top of the ballot down to local races.
MapLight Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Sen. Graham’s Bill Limiting Social Media Companies’ Ability to Fight Disinformation
Viviana Padelli |
MapLight joined more than a dozen civil society organizations in calling on members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary to oppose the Online Content Policy Modernization Act, which would hamper online platforms' ability to counter disinformation.
Decoder Newsletter: Is Social Media Election-Ready?
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Viviana Padelli |
MapLight's newsletter on deceptive digital politics looks at whether social media companies have put in place enough protections to help safeguard against misinformation as the 2020 election approaches.