Misinformation and malicious rumor-mongering are as ancient as elections themselves. But since allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections, which saw the hacking of Democratic Party emails and the use of Facebook to manipulate information, concerns about online interference in polls have taken center stage on a global scale. On the eve of French […]
Americans often turn to Google when they have a question, and Election Day was no different. In fact, some were turning to the search engine with the hopes it would tell them who to vote for. But the biggest question on Tuesday morning was about location. Google revealed that the top trending search was ‘dónde […]
After Priorities USA, a Democratic-aligned super PAC, saw that “Dónde Votar” (“where to vote”) is the top Google search trend in the U.S. today, it translated its voter mobilization ads to Spanish in Arizona and Florida. Why it matters: Even though people were searching for “where to vote” in Spanish, Google was providing them with […]
“Donde votar?” Google says that’s the top trending search the morning of election day, in the U-S. “Donde votar” means where to vote in Spanish. The company says the number of times its been used has increased by more than 3,000 percent. According to a new poll, many Hispanic-Americans say plan to vote during the […]
Maureen Groppe and John Fritze USA TODAY Published 8:23 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018 WASHINGTON – Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg acknowledged in a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday that the company was too slow to respond to efforts by foreign actors, including Russia, to use its platform to interfere in U.S. elections. “We were too slow to spot […]
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