It's Official: Bloomberg Launches Presidential Campaign With Advertising BlitzFormer New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Social Media Giant Will Stop Accepting Political AdsTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to his social media platform Wednesday, announcing the company would no longer accept political advertising, proclaiming "political message reach should be earned, not bought."
Facebook Posts Solid 3Q Despite Rising Regulatory ThreatsFacebook reported solid third-quarter results Wednesday showing steady growth in its user base even as it faces broad regulatory threats and criticism over its power and negative effects on society.
San Mateo Legislator Proposes New Rules for Political Advocacy AdvertisingProposed legislation would require groups spending more than $10,000 a year on "issue advocacy ads" about pending legislation or regulation to identify themselves and major funders.
Social Media Upends Politics PlaybookWith the rise of social networking platforms, politicians' campaign efforts can be targeted to narrow slices of the electorate with ads that can run continuously with no disclosure of who is paying for them.
Twitter to Disclose Info on Political Ads Amid Congressional ScrutinyThe move follows similar steps by Facebook and the introduction of a bill that seeks to bring more transparency to online political ads in an attempt to lessen the influence of Russia and other foreign entities on U.S. elections.
Senators Seek More Transparency In Online Political AdsThe bill would require social media companies to keep public files of election ads and meet the same disclaimer requirements as political broadcast and print advertising.