“Viral Fake Election News Outperformed Real News On Facebook In Final Months Of The US Election”

BuzzFeed: In the final three months of the US presidential campaign, the top-performing fake election news stories on Facebook generated more engagement than the top stories from major news outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, … Continue reading

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“Hyperpartisan Facebook Pages Are Publishing False And Misleading Information At An Alarming Rate”

BuzzFeed: Hyperpartisan political Facebook pages and websites are consistently feeding their millions of followers false or misleading information, according to an analysis by BuzzFeed News. The review of more than 1,000 posts from six large hyperpartisan Facebook pages selected from … Continue reading

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“Facebook Employees Asked Mark Zuckerberg If They Should Try to Stop a Donald Trump Presidency”

Gizmodo: Inside Facebook, the political discussion has been more explicit. Last month, some Facebook employees used a company poll to ask Zuckerberg whether the company should try “to help prevent President Trump in 2017.” Every week, Facebook employees vote in … Continue reading

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“No tweeting what you actually think about Clinton or Carson if you’re on the clock: new limits on feds”

WaPo: If you work for the federal government, your Twitter or Facebook profile can show a photo of you hugging Ben Carson or Hillary Clinton. But you can’t share, tweet, ”like,” friend, follow, comment on or retweet anything your candidate says or does when … Continue reading

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“Tweeting the Next Election Meltdown: If the next presidential election goes into overtime, heaven help us. It’s gonna get ugly.”

Slate has excerpted part of my new book.  Here’s how the excerpt begins: This article is excerpted from Richard L. Hasen’s book, The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown. The tweets were full of rage. As … Continue reading

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“Justice bars analyst from Mississippi cases after Facebook post calling state ‘disgusting'”

FOX News: “The Justice Department has blocked one of its civil rights analysts from dealing with all matters Mississippi after the employee apparently described the state as ‘disgusting and shameful’ on Facebook — comments that drew a rebuke Tuesday from … Continue reading

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