How YouTubers turned running for London mayor into content | London mayoral election 2021

Niko Omilana will not be elected mayor of London next week. But the 23-year-old YouTuber prankster and mayoral candidate, who is currently polling just behind the Lib Dems and the Greens, is still likely to emerge from the contest as a winner. “Content is his priority,” said Omilana’s manager, Grace Continue Reading

A few rightwing ‘super-spreaders’ fueled bulk of election falsehoods, study says | US Capitol breach- Tempemail

A handful of rightwing “super-spreaders” on social media were responsible for the bulk of election misinformation in the run-up to the Capitol attack, according to a new study that also sheds light on the staggering reach of falsehoods pushed by Donald Trump. A report from the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), Continue Reading

Conspiracy! review – help a Trumpist president steal an election | Games

The terrible truth about conspiracy theories is that they’re fun. Making and sharing connections offers a sense of control so potent we might willingly blind ourselves to the provenance of the information in question – a tendency amplified by online recommendation algorithms, which point us towards ideas we already sympathise Continue Reading

The 24-hour meme machine: what the US election can teach Australia about digital campaigning | Australian politics- Tempemail

Digital experts are warning that the next federal election will push online campaigning to a much darker place, where communities will be deliberately divided as “alternative facts” become the stock in trade of political warriors. The major parties in Australia are studying the US 2020 presidential campaign as part of Continue Reading

Election 2020 Today: Biden adjusting for a divided Congress Joe Biden photojournalist box Nancy Pelosi Donald Trump- Tempemail

Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020 and President-elect Joe Biden’s transition. DANGEROUSLY VIRAL: It took just a day for a cellphone video of a man hauling a large box into a Detroit election office to be viewed more than a million times. The images were spread across social media Continue Reading

Facebook and Twitter CEOs face Senate hearing over handling of 2020 US election – video | US news- Tempemail

The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook appear before a US Senate hearing to testify about allegations of anti-conservative bias and their handling of the 2020 election. Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg  face questioning for the second time in as many months, with Republican lawmakers alleging – without evidence Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook CEOs testify before lawmakers in wake of election – live | Technology

3.30pm GMT 15:30 Senator Richard Blumenthal now speaks. He says these companies have too much power and need to be broken up. Then he touts the EARN IT Act, introduced in 2020, which would roll back Section 230 protections and allow websites to be sued for content hosted on their Continue Reading

The misinformation media machine amplifying Trump’s election lies | US news- Tempemail

The networks have made their calls, world leaders have begun paying their respects, and even Fox News and Rupert Murdoch’s other media outlets appear to have given up the ghost on a second term for Donald Trump. But in a video posted on Facebook on 7 November and viewed more Continue Reading

2020 Election: Georgia poll worker in hiding after being harassed online due to false claims of crumpling up ballot in video- Tempemail

With all eyes on Georgia’s razor-thin presidential vote margin, falsehoods are swirling on social media about supposed ballot counting irregularities there. Among the most widely shared examples is a video that has racked up millions of views on Twitter. It claims to show a poll worker crumpling up an absentee Continue Reading

Ryanair trolls Donald Trump after US election defeat- Tempemail

Ryanair may be an Irish airline but it’s been getting involved in American politics of late. Europe’s biggest budget carrier took to social media to make fun of President Donald Trump several times during the US election. After Mr Trump posted a compilation video of clips of himself dancing, set Continue Reading