US election

Wall Street

How Wall Street folk calmed their election nerves

As US election results started trickling in late Tuesday evening, hedge fund manager Eric Jackson stress-ate a lot of his kids’ Halloween candy that he felt compelled to buy ...

Lyft Inc and Uber Technologies

California likely to pass proposition to treat Uber drivers as contractors

Voters in California backed a ballot proposal by Uber and its allies who cements app-based food delivery and ride-hail motorists’ status as independent contractors, not emplo...

Trump Social Media

Twitter and Facebook flag Trump posts on US election eve

Twitter and Facebook late on Monday both flagged posts by President Donald Trump that claimed that a US Supreme Court decision on mail-in voting in Pennsylvania would lead to ̶...

Facebook

Ahead of US election, Facebook suspends political and new group recommendations

Late last week Facebook verified it had been temporarily halting recommendations for all political groups and some other new bands in the run-up to tomorrows hotly contested US pre...

Instagram

Instagram pauses ‘recent’ search listings on US site to stop fake election news

Facebook-owned Instagram has said that it had been making adjustments to its image sharing platform for US users to prevent the spread of misinformation round the November the 3rd ...

Joe Biden

Wikipedia buttons up key pages ahead of US election

Wikipedia has locked down its main election page before the US presidential election that only certain editors can make modifications, a part of preparations to combat possible dis...

TikTok Facebook

From Facebook to TikTok, US political influencers are paid for posts

A voter registration project is compensating Latina moms for posting on social media about climate change, while a political action committee (PAC) is paying eight TikTok influence...

Joe Biden

Google’s antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department’s nascent antitrust case against Google will probably find the attention it should succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency following mo...

Zuckerberg and Chan

Zuckerberg and Chan donate $100 million more to US election infrastructure

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg along with his wife, Priscilla Chan, have stated that they will donate an extra $100 million to support election officials and fina...

Facebook

Facebook bans ‘militarized’ calls for poll watching

Facebook has prohibited calls for poll watching that use “militarized language” as it tightened a slew of restrictions before US elections next month amid mounting alar...

Tech Titans

Congressional report suggests big trouble for Big Tech if Biden wins White House

A scathing report detailing abuses of market power by four leading platform businesses suggests a tough road ahead of new rules and more rigorous enforcement for ‘Big Tech...

Joe Biden

Amazon and Big Tech cozy up to Joe Biden

Having a framed Joe Biden poster in the background, Amazon’s Jay Carney made no secret of his long history with the presidential candidate when speaking at a digital policy r...

Facebook

Facebook bans ads that call voting fraud widespread or election invalid

Facebook has banned ad’s on its flagship website and Instagram photo and video sharing support which claim widespread voting fraud, imply the US election results are invalid,...

Mail-in Ballots US Election

Election officials in the US turn to signature-verifying software

After election officials in at least 29 US counties face an expected avalanche of mail-in ballots for the contentious 3rd of November presidential election due to this COVID-19 pan...