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Gone are the lively meetings, the distribution of flyers on busy campuses. The coronavirus pandemic has put an abrupt stop to traditional US political means of courting young voters – forcing presidential candidates to turn to Snapchat instead.
Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility. So did workers in New York, Illinois and Minnesota.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said on May 21 he was "pretty confident" his company could help prevent attempts to influence the political outcome of the US presidential election later this year.
Snap Inc’s app, known for ephemeral photo messages and bizarre face filters, is suddenly a hot battleground in the 2020 presidential campaign.
YouTube will start showing links to fact-check articles to viewers in the US, part of its effort to tame the spread of misinformation on the world’s largest video site.
Facebook said on April 22 it would include the location of postings from some "high-reach" accounts in a stepped-up effort to boost transparency and curb state-sponsored election manipulation efforts.
Google and Facebook Inc will be forced to pay media companies in Australia for publishing their news under what the government says is a world-first mandatory code of conduct.
Washington state's attorney general filed a second lawsuit against Facebook Inc over political ads on Tuesday, saying the social media giant once again failed to make disclosures required under the state's campaign finance laws.
South Korea's biggest Internet portal suspended its real-time "trending topics" feature on April 2 ahead of a general election this month, after controversy over politicians and their supporters trying to manipulate the results.
Governments across Europe are turning to technology to track the spread of the coronavirus and monitor people under quarantine, an approach that seeks to learn from Asia but is also putting the region's privacy rules to the test.