Voter Suppression

Politics • American • US
Facebook says it has rejected 2.2 million ads attempting to obstruct voting in US election
Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg Credit: Liberal Democrats (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Facebook has rejected a total of 2.2 million ads and withdrawn 120,000 posts for attempting to "obstruct voting" in the upcoming 2020 US election, said Facebook VP of Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg.

Clegg also said: "Thirty-five thousand employees take care of the security of our platforms and contribute for elections. We have established partnerships with 70 specialised media, including five in France, on the verification of information."

Politics • American • US
Trump campaign had a strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016
Trump campaign had a strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016
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Channel 4 News reports 3.5 million Black Americans were profiled and categorized as ‘Deterrence’ by Trump campaign – voters they wanted to stay home on election day.

The investigation has exclusively obtained a vast cache of data used by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign on almost 200 million American voters.