Elections

Platform Economy: Yandex search engine in Russia

Yandex delists Navalny’s tactical voting site after ban

Russian tech business Yandex has said it had removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting website from its search engine to comply with a government ban ahe...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

Facebook to curb hate speech as Indian states go to polls

Facebook Inc said it was taking steps to combat hate speech and misinformation in India as the world’s biggest democracy started its months-long multi-phase elections in four...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon union election to start in February, US labor board says

Amazon.com’s first US union election since 2014 is scheduled to start with the mailing of ballots in early February along with a vote count beginning on the 30th of March, a ...

Platform News: Facebook

Interesting: Facebook’s advertising integrity chief leaves company

Facebook’s chief of advertising ethics, who managed the organization’s ad products around sensitive subjects like politics and coronavirus misinformation, departed this...

Platform News: President Trump speaking at the White House

President Trump’s conspiracies pose ‘existential’ threat to e-voting

Conspiracy theories about how voting machines were used to stop the re-election of Donald J Trump have not just sapped Americans’ faith in the democratic process – they...

Platform News: fake news, political bias, section 230 and misinformation on social media

How social media companies will handle post-US election scenarios

In the run-up to the US election in November, social networking companies such as Facebook and Twitter have announced a slew of new rules for assorted post-election scenarios.

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

US Republicans worry China might use TikTok to meddle in election

A group of Republican US Senators on Tuesday frees up pressure on TikTok, asking the Trump government to assess the danger the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app might meddle ...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

US House panel hears from Facebook, Google and Twitter on security

Top officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by US lawmakers at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security, ahead of the November 3rd presidential...

Afghan Elections

Afghans mock parallel inaugurations on social media

After a day of political chaos that left many in Afghanistan stunned, some citizens took to social media to vent their frustration and to highlight the absurd elements of their cou...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Twitter labels edited video clip of Biden retweeted by Trump as manipulated media

Twitter Inc has used its new “manipulated media” label for the first time on a video clip of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was later retweeted by ...

UK

Fund managers deploy machines to decipher British election riddle

LONDON – Question: How do you predict the outcome of a snap election when so many polls have been so wrong, half of voters haven’t made up their minds and the crucial f...