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Big Tech Remains Divided on Plans for Political Ads

A recent report outlines how social media services and search engines such as Facebook and Google handle political advertising on their platforms. The Masters of the Universe remain divided on how they believe political ads should be presented.

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Brad Parscale: Google Censoring Trump Ads Because ‘2016 Freaked Them Out’

Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale condemned Google’s policy of restricting microtargeted ads in an interview for Fox News this weekend. Parscale theorizes that Google’s management made the decision while saying, “Oh my God, we’ve got to stop them. They’re going to win again in a landslide and we can’t be part of it.”

US President Donald Trump smiles as US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke looks on during the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in President's Park near the White House in Washington, DC on November 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should …

Twitter to Verify Politicians – Except the Ones Who Have Been Banned

Twitter said it will verify the accounts of all politicians competing in congressional and gubernatorial elections in 2020, with verification beginning this week. However, this will not apply to accounts that have previously been suspended, like FL-21 GOP primary candidate Laura Loomer. According to Twitter, politicians that have been permanently suspended will not be reinstated, verified or labeled.

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Limits Her Kids Time on YouTube

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki stated in a recent interview with 60 Minutes that she limits the amount of time her children spend on YouTube. She also limits them to using the YouTube Kids app, which has repeatedly had trouble with inappropriate content in the past few years.

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Wikipedia Admins Censor Name of Alleged Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’

As reports circulated identifying Eric Ciaramella as the alleged “whistleblower” driving efforts to impeach President Donald Trump, Wikipedia editors attempted to mention him in articles on the site. However, Wikipedia admins used their advanced privileges to delete records of his name, block creation of pages on Ciaramella, and even banned his name completely. 

Turkish officials say Wikipedia failed to remove content deemed to be false from its pages that linked Turkey with terror groups

Google Removes PragerU Android App from Play Store

Google has removed PragerU’s app from its Play Store, which delivers apps to billions of Android users around the world, even as the tech company defends itself against a court case alleging that it is unfairly censoring PragerU on YouTube.

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