As far as photo ops go, in hindsight, it was probably a bad idea to have the President take a bow during game five of the World Series Sunday night. Not since the United Nation's General Assembly laughed at him during his September 2018 speech, was the President subject to as much public ridicule in an unfiltered rally-like environment.
Mark Zuckerberg may believe lying is bad, but when it comes to political advertising, he's not going to do anything about it. Or is he? The answer wasn't exactly clear from his testimony before Congress Wednesday, especially when he got grilled by New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
While Facebook maintains it's okay for politicians to "lie" in their ads on Facebook, Twitter this week weighed in with an update to its policies for abusive behavior by "world leaders," but so far continues to do nothing about it.
The Senate Intel Committee released a bipartisan report Tuesday on Russia's use of social media to influence U.S. elections and it appears likely to have the same impact previous reports from the Senate, U.S. intelligence agencies, and even Special Counsel Robert Mueller conducted: not that much.
As federal regulators and legislators contemplate the role of social media in the distribution of news -- legit, fake or somewhere in between -- a significant majority of Americans believe they have too much power over it. That's the finding of a new survey from the Pew Research Center indicating that nearly two-thirds of American adults have too much control and that the result is most Americans are getting a "worse mix of news" than they otherwise would through conventional means of news media distribution.
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