New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads

Heaven forbid a political candidate’s Facebook account gets hacked. They might spread disinformation…like they’re already allowed to do in Facebook ads… Today Facebook made a slew of announcements designed to stop 2020 election interference. “The bottom line…

Free Tools Boost 2020 Election Security, But Not Enough

Officials around the United States have spent the last three years scrambling to harden election and voting infrastructure against the disinformation campaigns, phishing attacks, and system probing that plagued 2016. With exactly one year to go until the 2020…

Impeachment politics face test in Kentucky election

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‘Get Over It’? Why Political Influence in Foreign Policy Matters

‘Get Over It’? Why Political Influence in Foreign Policy Matters

In 1992, when President George Bush was behind in the polls in his re-election campaign against Bill Clinton, a group of Republican lawmakers suggested to White House officials that they ask the British and Russian governments to dig up unflattering informati…

TikTok Kicks Political Ads Off Its Platform Because Screw That Noise

TikTok Kicks Political Ads Off Its Platform Because Screw That Noise

Looks like there will be at least one online safe haven from the flood of political ads our feeds see every election season: TikTok, of all places. The popular short-form video app will no longer run ads from politicians or candidates at any level of governm…

Facebook promises to beef up “election integrity” efforts heading into 2020

Facebook promises to beef up “election integrity” efforts heading into 2020

Enlarge/ Facebook’s election “War Room” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. 6 with 5 posters participating With 379 long, long days to go until the 2020 US presidential election, Facebook is promising to do a better job than it did in 2016 of preventing bad actor…

Why Botswana’s election could be decided by elephants and diamonds

Why Botswana’s election could be decided by elephants and diamonds

Image copyrightGetty Images Botswana will hold general elections on 23 October and as a BBC World Questions debate found out in Gaborone, diamonds and elephants could play a sizeable role in deciding who wins. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has …

Peru’s vice-president resigns and calls for new general election

Peru’s vice-president resigns and calls for new general election

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Mercedes Aráoz was named interim leader by opposition legislators on Monday Peru’s vice-president has resigned from her post after declining the opposition’s nomination to be interim leader, saying she hoped it would pav…

Gordon Sondland: US envoy skips Trump impeachment probe

Gordon Sondland: US envoy skips Trump impeachment probe

Image copyrightAFP The Trump administration has blocked the US ambassador to the European Union from testifying to a congressional impeachment investigation. Gordon Sondland was due to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with staff from three Democratic-led…

Bill Taylor says his office’s dealings were constantly undermined by ‘an irregular, informal channel of US policy-making’ led by Rudy Giuliani

Bill Taylor says his office’s dealings were constantly undermined by ‘an irregular, informal channel of US policy-making’ led by Rudy Giuliani

Washington (CNN)The top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testified behind closed doors Tuesday as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats. In his opening statement, Taylor gave an account of his concern, beginning in August of this …

Catch up on the latest from explosive testimony of top American diplomat to Ukraine

Catch up on the latest from explosive testimony of top American diplomat to Ukraine

A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Impeachment Watch newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. (CNN)US top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor testified Tuesday that he was told US politics could hold up aid, contradicting US Ambassa…