5 fact-checks of Senate’s hearing on Facebook, Google, and Twitter

Six days ahead of a historic presidential election whose outcome is expected to shape the future of US democracy and as Congress delays passing a new economic stimulus deal to aid millions of unemplo… [+11918 chars]

Boy Smells, Tetra, WORD Brooklyn: How small businesses have moved online

Youd be forgiven for thinking that now, maybe more than ever, its easy to run a small business. That where theres a will (and stable wifi), you can source, produce, and automate your way to residual … [+11964 chars]

It’s okay to log off the internet and social media ahead of the 2020 presidential election

I write about the internet for a living, so it may seem strange to report that Im no longer very fond of it. This summer, I found myself without regular internet access. Ahead of the presidential el… [+6748 chars]

Facebook, Google, and Twitter CEOs get grilled about Section 230 in the Senate

President Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr, and a chorus of Republican legislators have been calling for a repeal or significant change to a law called Section 230 for years. Now, for the first time… [+5588 chars]

Can I change my vote after early voting? Trump’s latest misleading tweet, explained.

Searches for changing ones vote did not trend following the recent presidential debate, and just a few states appear to have processes for changing an early vote. But that didnt stop President Trump … [+4050 chars]

These Silicon Valley donors are spending the most to beat Donald Trump

Donald Trump has poked the bears that are Silicon Valley billionaires. Over the last four years, the tech industrys very richest have gotten far more political than they have ever been, channeling t… [+10369 chars]

Election 2020: Google searches reveal Americans’ top concerns

The 2020 election is different from those that have come before in many ways, including the ways in which were Googling. Waves of Interest, a new collaboration between Google News Initiative and in… [+3122 chars]

Amazon seller suspensions create fertile ground for bribery schemes

Last month, US federal authorities indicted six e-commerce consultants and former Amazon employees in a $100 million bribery scheme in which insiders allegedly accepted payments to help certain Amazo… [+10400 chars]

Elizabeth Warren is hosting a fundraiser on Big Tech issues for Joe Biden

Joe Bidens campaign has signed off on a fundraiser on tech issues being hosted by a series of prominent critics of Big Tech, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The event serves as the latest clue in th… [+4004 chars]

How many people have voted early or by mail in the 2020 election?

The US early voting total in 2020 has already exceeded the number of early votes cast in 2016 and there are still 11 more days to go until Election Day. More than 51 million people have voted early,… [+5692 chars]