Category: Election Integrity

Census Bureau asks states for licenses that typically include citizenship data

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers’ license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates.

Bombshell: Audio, email evidence shows DNC colluded with Ukraine to boost Hillary by harming Trump

The Blaze has released an audio recording that they recently obtained that appears to show Artem Sytnyk, Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, admitting that he tried to boost the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton by sabotaging then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign.

Washington Post: Schiff ‘clearly made a statement that was false’ on contact with whistleblower

he fact-checker for the Washington Post gave House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff four “Pinocchios” for saying last month that he and his panel “have not spoken directly” with the whistleblower, whose complaint led to an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

The 100 million dollar lawsuit that should void Big Tech’s CDA immunity

The story Fyk is telling, in this case, goes beyond the question of whether Facebook is a publisher or a platform, which has been the subject of a lot of talk lately. The argument Fyk is making is that Facebook acted as a “Developer of information,” thus making Facebook an “internet content provider” by legal definition under Section 230(f)(3), and that Facebook is pretty much competing with its own users and there is zero legal immunity for that.

The argument of publisher vs platform is a publisher can be held liable for things published on their site, while a platform gets immunity.

Colorado becomes first state to ban bar codes for counting votes over security concerns

Citing security concerns, Colorado has become the first state to stop counting ballots with printed barcodes.

The state’s secretary of state told CNN she felt it was a necessary step to ensure Colorado maintains its position as a national leader on election security.

Here we go! The case for changing the voting age to 0

Well, let’s do them one better: The United States should consider eradicating the voting age entirely and letting every American citizen who can successfully fill out a ballot be counted in our local, state, and national elections (and yes, this goes for felons too).

My colleague Matt Yglesias made the case for this four years ago. Since then, it’s only become more apparent that our current system is failing kids — and that they’re competent to fight for a better one.

Dr. Robert Epstein: How Big Tech’s algorithms can impact opinions and votes in the 2020 election

Just what are some of the methods that tech giants like Google and Facebook can use to shift their users’ attitudes, beliefs, and even votes?

How do search engine rankings impact undecided voters?

How powerful of an impact can search engine algorithms have on our perceptions and actions, without us even knowing?

Texas AG leads Google antitrust probe

Fifty attorneys general are joining an investigation into Google over possible antitrust violations, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the initiative’s leader, announced Monday.

The news confirms reports last week about the bipartisan investigation into Google’s practices. The probe includes attorneys general from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. California and Alabama are not involved in the probe, Paxton said at a press conference.