Are Facebook and Twitter ready for a contested election?

  • October 27, 2020
For Facebook and Twitter, the 2020 presidential election has required a different kind of preparation than in previous years. Yes, the companies are still watching out for foreign influence campaigns and other security threats, but there are also an…

Snapchat helped register a million voters ahead of 2020 election

  • October 1, 2020
Earlier this summer, Snapchat launched a suite of in-app tools to help its users register to vote and learn about the upcoming 2020 election. Now, Snap says those efforts have paid off. Snapchat has so far helped more than a million people register t…

Lyft is discounting rides to polling locations on election day

  • September 15, 2020
During the 2018 midterms and this year’s primaries, Lyft offered free and discounted rides to help people get to the polls. It’s expanding on those efforts yet again for November’s general election. On election day, you can get 50 percent off one rid…

Facebook slaps new label on Trump post about mail-in ballots

  • September 3, 2020
Facebook has added a new label to Donald Trump’s post about mail-in ballots. In the post, which also appears on Twitter, Trump elaborated on previous comments that encouraged people to vote twice. The rambling post says voters should “SIGN & MAIL…

Snapchat introduces voting resources to boost youth turnout

  • August 6, 2020
Snapchat wants to use its influence with young people to help drive higher turnout in the upcoming elections. To do that, the company is introducing a new set of educational tools meant to help users prepare to vote. The new features include voter re…