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    trump v biden donors 4×3 Tom Pennington/Getty Images; SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The US State Department is offering bounties of up to $10 million for information that helps it catch state hackers trying to meddle in the 2020 presidential election. The Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program is offering money for any information that could lead to the identification or location of hackers. State-backed hackers from Russia, China, and Iran have already been detected trying to interfere with the 2020 election. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. With less than four months to go until the presidential 2020 election, the US has decided to offer a $10 million...
    Reuters August 4, 2020 0 Comments Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams warned Americans on Tuesday not to expect to learn the winner of the White House on Election Night Nov. 3, as problems delivering and counting an expected flood of mail-in ballots prompted by the coronavirus pandemic could delay the result and draw a flurry of legal challenges. “The sheer volume of people who will be voting by mail is going to preclude the ability to count those ballots and adjudicate the outcome of the election by 11 p.m. on Election Night,” Abrams, a Democrat and former leader in Georgia’s state legislature, said in a virtual Reuters Newsmaker event. The public health crisis has drawn litigation in dozens of...
    Some Michigan voters reported they did not receive their ballot in the mail as the state votes today in its primary contest. State officials reassured those voters they can still vote in person in Tuesday's contest but the snafu came amid concerns about how the post office will handle the record numbers of mail-in ballots expected this election year and amid criticism from President Donald Trump of the system.  Michigan will be a crucial state in determining whether Trump or Joe Biden wins the White House.  And all eyes will be focused there to see how it handles the influx of mail-in votes as a test case for the general election. November's contest expects to see unprecedented levels of mail-in...
    Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP Election day in the US is officially 3 November, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are being encouraged to take advantage of early voting initiatives that open as soon as September to decrease the risks to themselves and others. From voter suppression to polling and debates, here are some of the key areas and figures the Guardian’s politics team will be watching as the race enters its final stretch. Donald Trump The Trump campaign has less than 100 days to change the dominant narratives of the year: that the president failed the leadership test during the coronavirus pandemic and missed the profound shift in public mood following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in...
    As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation's electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries. Intelligence officials confirmed in recent days that foreign actors are actively seeking to compromise the private communications of "U.S. political campaigns, candidates and other political targets" while working to compromise the nation's election infrastructure. Foreign entities are also aggressively spreading disinformation intended to sow voter confusion heading into the fall. There is no evidence that America's enemies have yet succeeded in penetrating campaigns or state election systems, but Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign confirmed this week that it has faced multiple related threats. The former vice president's team was reluctant to reveal specifics for fear of giving...
    NEW YORK (AP) — As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries. Intelligence officials confirmed in recent days that foreign actors are actively seeking to compromise the private communications of “U.S. political campaigns, candidates and other political targets” while working to compromise the nation’s election infrastructure. Foreign entities are also aggressively spreading disinformation intended to sow voter confusion heading into the fall. There is no evidence that America’s enemies have yet succeeded in penetrating campaigns or state election systems, but Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign confirmed this week that it has faced multiple related threats. The former vice president’s team was reluctant to reveal...
    US President Donald Trump openly spoke on Thursday of a possible postponement of the November election, highlighting, without any evidence, the risks of fraud linked to the Covid-19 epidemic. The tweet evoking this hypothesis, promptly rejected by the tenors of his political family, was sent a few minutes after the announcement of a historic fall in US GDP in the second quarter (-32.9%) due to the pandemic. “2020 will be the most inaccurate and fraudulent election in history,” said the tenant of the White House, referring to the expanded use of postal voting for the November 3 poll. “It will be a real shame for the United States,” added the Republican billionaire, in great difficulty in the polls just...
    WASHINGTON - Herman Cain, a maverick conservative Republican businessman who briefly led the race for the U.S. party’s 2012 presidential nomination, died Thursday from the coronavirus. He was 74. Cain had been hospitalized for a month in the southern city of Atlanta and initially appeared to regain strength but faltered again in recent days. Cain attended President Donald Trump’s political rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20 that led to numerous coronavirus infections. But Cain, who was seen not wearing a mask during the rally, said he had traveled extensively elsewhere about the same time.  It is not known where he contracted the virus that has now killed more than 150,000 Americans. At his death, Cain was chairman of...
    Bradley Cortright July 30, 2020 0 Comments Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is placing the blame for the worst economic decline in roughly 70 years squarely on President Donald Trump. On Thursday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) shrank 9.5%, the largest decline since the government began publishing reports on the economic data, in the April-June quarter. After the report was published, Biden released a statement where he blamed the economic decline on Trump. “The last three months were the worst period for economic growth our nation has experienced in the 70 years since we started measuring it — a drop of nearly 33 percent,” Biden said in a tweet with a link...
    WASHINGTON - Herman Cain, a maverick conservative Republican businessman who briefly led the race for the U.S. party’s 2012 presidential nomination, died Thursday from the coronavirus. He was 74. Cain had been hospitalized for a month in the southern city of Atlanta and initially appeared to regain strength but faltered again in recent days. Cain attended President Donald Trump’s political rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20 that led to numerous coronavirus infections. But Cain, who was seen not wearing a mask during the rally, said he had traveled extensively elsewhere about the same time.  It is not known where he contracted the virus that has now killed more than 150,000 Americans. At his death, Cain was chairman of...
    For the first time, U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting delaying this year’s election.     Trump, on Twitter on Thursday morning, alleged, without evidence, that mail-in balloting would be make the 2020 presidential balloting the “most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.”   The president added: “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote??? With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020 The president does not have...
    Impression copyright Reuters Donald Trump has proposed November’s presidential election be postponed, indicating increased postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate outcomes. He floated a delay until eventually persons could “properly, securely and properly” vote. There is very little evidence to assist Mr Trump’s statements but he has extensive railed towards mail-in voting which he has reported would be vulnerable to fraud. US states want to make postal voting simpler because of to public health problems around the coronavirus pandemic. Under the US structure, Mr Trump does not have the authority to postpone the election himself. Any delay would have to be authorised by Congress. The president does not have direct electricity over the two residences...
    “I would have made my choice in the first week of August and I promise to keep you posted once he’s arrested,” Joe Biden said in a campaign event Tuesday. The former vice-president under Barack Obama has pledged to choose a woman as his running mate. Several female figures are being approached for a possible vice-presidency in the event of a presidential mandate for Joe Biden, including Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. Both senators, they were the latter’s rivals during the Democratic primaries. Tammy Duckworth, another senator and war veteran, is also on the list, as is Susan Rice, former national security adviser and US ambassador to the UN during President Obama’s first term. The names of women elected...
    Rapper Kanye West declared himself a presidential candidate on Twitter last Saturday. “We must now fulfill America’s promise by trusting in God, unifying our visions and building our future. I am running for President of the United States,” the American rapper tweeted. Kanye West surprised everyone in the middle of the election campaign. Buzz, megalomaniac delirium or serious intention, the announcement is already agitating the media … For the moment, however, he does not seem to have completed the necessary document with the Electoral Commission. While waiting to see if the announcement materializes, the billionaire entrepreneur can already count on the support of another businessman who has been talked about a lot in recent months. Elon Musk, the boss...
    In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Kanye West returned to his candidacy for the US presidential election. The rapper explains that he decided to run for the presidential election while he was having a shower: “I started laughing hysterically. I don’t know for how long, but that’s when it happened. ‘hit”. Since Donald Trump is already designated as a Republican candidate, the singer will run as an independent candidate, under the banner of the “Birthday Party”. A dubious pun, on which he explains: “Why the Birthday Party? Because when I win, it will be everyone’s birthday” ‘. Logic. A shock team And Kanye West surrounded himself with like-minded people for his late campaign. He is advised by his wife,...
    The Democratic White House candidate, struggling to relaunch his campaign interrupted by the pandemic, is due to present part of this plan Thursday afternoon during a visit to a factory in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, a key state to be won for hope to beat Donald Trump on November 3. This ambitious program provides for the creation of more than five million jobs and to replace those lost by the Covid-19 crisis which has decimated the American economy and made 18 million unemployed. It combines investments in national industry and research, independence from foreign suppliers, support for small businesses and greater freedom for employees to join a union. Joe Biden “does not accept the defeatist view that the forces of automation...
    The one-minute spot is part of a larger campaign including Arizona and Florida, states that President Trump won in 2016, but where support for the Republican billionaire is now waning due to frustration. through its management of the coronavirus pandemic. An average of polls gives MM. Biden and Trump tied in Texas, which hasn’t voted for a Democratic White House candidate since 1976 and Republicans are counting on in their efforts to win on November 3. A recent Dallas Morning News poll, giving Mr Biden five points ahead of his rival, indicated that as many as 9% of Republicans would vote for former vice president Barack Obama if the election was held today. hui. “The rising number of (coronavirus)...
    “We are going to make historic investments,” assured the Democratic candidate for the White House, who wants to be the champion of the fight against climate change against Donald Trump to win in the election on November 3. When the Republican billionaire “thinks of climate change, the only word he thinks of is + a hoax. + When I think of climate change, I think + jobs. + Well-paid union jobs that will put Americans to work,” M said Biden in his stronghold of Wilmington (Delaware). This climate plan includes a program for the construction of low-energy housing, incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles manufactured in the United States, or the switch from the government fleet to electric...
    Less than two weeks after announcing his candidacy, Kanye West seems to have abandoned his presidential ambitions. “I’ll tell you what I know once it’s all canceled,” Kramer added. “I have nothing to say good or bad about Kanye. Everyone has their personal reasons for making decisions. Being a presidential candidate is arguably one of the most difficult things to contemplate at this level. candidate running for the presidential election for the first time faces hiccups, “he concluded. Little chance of going to the end The 43-year-old artist announced his participation very late. Too much even since it could not even be registered in several American states such as Indiana, New York or even Texas. In addition, a...
    “I am delighted to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the post of director of the Trump campaign,” the president wrote in a statement posted on social media. Mr. Stepien was until now deputy campaign leader. The former incumbent, “Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very long time and has led our digital and statistical strategies, will retain this role, and will be the senior advisor to the campaign,” said Donald Trump. For several weeks, Washington has been rustling about possible changes within its team and speculating on the future of Brad Parscale, who had been appointed campaign manager in February 2018. MM. Stepien and Parscale “were both very involved in our historic victory...
    “We must now fulfill America’s promise by trusting in God, unifying our visions and building our future. I am running for President of the United States! Kanye West announced it personally on July 4th on his Twitter account and he therefore kept his promises. According to People magazine, the rapper is officially, since Wednesday, July 15, a candidate for the American presidential election to be held next November and will oppose him to the Republican Donald Trump and the Democrat Joe Biden, despite the words of a member of his campaign who declared him “out of the race” or his voting intentions which amounted to 2%. Kanye 2020 or … Birthday Party Also according...
    AmericaAnalysis Philippe Paquet Subscribers Posted on 07-18-20 at 4:23 pm – Updated on 07-18-20 at 4:24 pm © Pool / ABACA The Covid-19 should influence the choices of American voters on November 3, and this prospect increasingly worries Republicans to the extent that Donald Trump could drag legislative candidates into his fall. The party, which has never really considered reclaiming the House of Representatives, is now less assured than ever of keeping control of the Senate – a place of strategic power since the Senate decides on appointments, in particular to the Supreme Court.
    Dressed in a bulletproof jacket with “security” written on it, Kanye West delivered a rambling speech during a meeting reserved for guests who had to sign a coronavirus waiver form, wear masks and practice social distancing, according to US media. He said he wanted his wife Kim Kardashian, then pregnant with their daughter North, to have an abortion, then spoke about his father. “My dad wanted my mom to abort me. My mom saved my life. There wouldn’t have been a Kanye West because my dad was too busy,” the rapper said, starting to cry. He then spoke unintelligibly for a minute, then shouted, “I almost killed my daughter! I almost killed my daughter!” Elsewhere in his speech, he...
    The leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and three of her colleagues expressed their concerns to the chief of the federal police, Christopher Wray, by asking him in a letter to inform the elected representatives of the Congress about these “foreign interference “before August. Presidential security, US intelligence’s “number one objective” At the same time, the director of the intelligence agency, General Paul Nakasone, said on Monday that the security of the presidential election in November was “the number one objective” of the NSA, warning that the United States was ready to “act” in response to any cyber attack on the elections. “The number one goal of the National Security Agency and...
    Demi Kollias remembers seeing him for the last time in early March at his sandwich shop, Claymont Steak Shop, a local institution where the former vice-president has his habits. As with each of his visits, he took the time, between two bites of “cheesesteak”, the house specialty, to discuss and take pictures with the staff. Amtrak Joe The 70,000 inhabitants of Wilmington know that, as a rule, their best chance of meeting Joe Biden is at the station that bears his name. A Delaware senator for nearly four decades, he has always preferred the train to the car for his daily trips between his city and Washington, two hours away. He even formalized from the station his candidacy –...
    Reuters July 28, 2020 0 Comments The University of Notre Dame said on Monday it has pulled out as host of the first 2020 U.S. presidential debate on Sept. 29 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, so the event’s location will be shifted to Cleveland. The first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, will now be co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, the Commission on Presidential Debates said. Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, said in a statement that the health precautions necessary to stage the debate “would have greatly diminished the educational value of hosting the debate on our...
    The first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will take place in Cleveland on 29 September. It had been due to take place at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana but was changed due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. It will now be co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. The two men will hold three debates in all before the 3 November vote. Reverend John I Jenkins, president of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, said the health precautions needed to stage the event "would have greatly diminished the educational value of hosting the debate on our campus". The week when everything changed for Trump The new location will...
    Hopes are fading that the UK and US can strike a trade deal before the presidential election in November amid growing claims talks with the EU on a post-Brexit agreement are set to fail.  Both Downing Street and the White House were aiming to get a trade deal finalised before Donald Trump seeks re-election later this year.  But Number 10 today would not commit to a specific timetable for the talks to conclude, instead saying the aim is to strike a deal 'as soon as we can'.  Meanwhile, the 'working assumption' within the Government is now said to be that Britain and Brussels will not be able to agree the terms of their future relationship before the end of the...
    One of the top US spy chiefs has vowed that the US would retaliate when foreign nations attempted to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, amid rising concerns about Russian hacking. Speaking to a virtual event hosted by the Association of the US Army on Monday, Gen. Paul Nakasone, National Security Agency director and US Cyber Command head, pledged, “We’re going to act when we see adversaries attempting to interfere in our elections.” The remarks come amid accusations from the US, UK and Canada of Russian-backed hackers trying to steal coronavirus vaccine research from pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions. Russia has denied the allegations. Nakasone assured event attendees that the 2018 US midterm elections had left the NSA’s capabilities “battle-tested”...
    One of the top US spy chiefs has vowed that the US would retaliate when foreign nations attempted to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, amid rising concerns about Russian hacking. Speaking to a virtual event hosted by the Association of the US Army Monday, Gen. Paul Nakasone, National Security Agency director and US Cyber Command head, pledged that “We’re going to act when we see adversaries attempting to interfere in our elections.” The remarks come amid accusations from the US, UK and Canada of Russian-backed hackers trying to steal coronavirus-vaccine research from pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions. Russia has denied the allegations. Nakasone assured event attendees that the 2018 US midterm elections had left the NSA’s capabilities “battle-tested” to...
    Kanye West has proposed a payment of a million dollars for everybody who has a baby if he results in being the upcoming US president. In a prolonged speech to an viewers in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday, the rapper spoke about subjects these types of as abortion, faith and international trade. He reported abortion ought to be legal but economic incentives for struggling mothers could lower the need for it.Image: The rapper is married to reality Tv star Kim Kardashian WestAs an case in point, he reported: “Everybody that has a infant gets a million pounds.” West cried when describing how he was almost aborted by his mothers and fathers. He explained: “The only issue that can free...
    Kanye West became a top Twitter trend after reports of him contesting for US Presidential elections 2020 were out. The rapper announced his entry into the presidential arena in a July 4 tweet as he said, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States.” Although reports now suggest that the singer has dropped out. As reported by New York magazine, it was West’s election strategist Steve Kramer who confirmed the same. Kanye West Plans To Run The US Just Like Marvel Movie Black Panther’s Wakanda! Kramer was hired by West to help get his name on the ballot in Florida, South...
    President Donald Trump played down Kanye West’s supposed presidential ambitions, describing him as a “very good guy” whose support he will eventually be able to count on. “[He’s] a very good guy. He is a person that I get along with very well,” Trump said when asked about West’s presidential ambitions in an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity. “At the end, I think he would support us over anyone else, we have to stop the radical left from taking over our country.” Last week, the Grammy-winner announced his intention to run as an independent candidate for the presidency, promising to “realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.” Watch below: Despite his announcement, it seems somewhat...
    Amid speculation as to whether Kanye West will really pursue a presidential bid for the 2020 election, President Trump says he thinks the rapper will always have his back. West's announced that he was going to run for president this year over the weekend, expressing opposition for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and retracting his former support for Trump. "Well, I like his voice being heard, but he’s always going to be for us ... and his wife is going to be for us," Trump said in an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity on Thursday. West currently hasn't yet filed his candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, and several states have already closed their filing windows for independent...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE brushed off the news of rapper Kanye WestKanye Omari WestKanye West says he had coronavirus Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Randi Weingarten The Hill's 12:30 Report- Presented by Facebook - Trump threatens schools' funding over reopening MORE’s presidential bid and his subsequent comments that he no longer supports the president.  “He is always going to be for us, and his wife is going to be for us,” Trump said Thursday in an interview with Fox News’ Sean HannitySean...
    Entrepreneur and former child actor Brock Pierce touted his presidential candidacy Wednesday, telling Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria" that he and rapper Kanye West could unite behind a "powerful message" for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. "Kanye and I are clearly tapping into the same thing and [I'm] really excited to see his — his running as well," said Pierce, referring to West's tweet last week announcing his bid for the White House. "Hopefully, collectively, we can deliver a powerful message to the American people at a time where I think we need it. I mean, COVID-19 has brought us together around a shared issue in a way that I don’t think we’ve ever been brought together before. It's great time to be delivering a different message, a message that...
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has four simple words for members of the Electoral College who fail to back the winner of their state's popular vote in presidential elections:  "We the people rule."   In a unanimous decision, the nine-member high court Monday ruled that members of the Electoral College, the body that elects the U.S. president, are not "free agents" and that states may penalize them for breaking their pledge.  "The Constitution's text and the nation's history both support allowing a state to enforce an elector's pledge to support his party's nominee — and the state voters' choice — for president," liberal Justice Elena Kagan wrote in a 33-page opinion on behalf of the court.    The...
    Reuters July 6, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to free “electors” in the complex Electoral College system that decides the U.S. presidency from state laws that use penalties to force them to support the candidate who prevails in the state’s popular vote. The justices unanimously declined to endorse the discretionary power of electors just months before the Nov. 3 president election. The justices ruled in favor of Washington state and Colorado, which had imposed penalties on several so-called faithless electors who defied pledges in 2016 to vote for the winner of their states’ popular vote, Democrat Hillary Clinton. “The Constitution’s text and the nation’s history both support allowing a state to enforce an elector’s...
    On the Fourth of July, American rapper Kanye West dropped a major surprise to all his fans. Kanye announced that he would be running for 2020 US Presidential Elections that’s scheduled to be held on November 3. He tweeted, “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States!” Ever since Kanye announced about his candidature, Twitterati can’t keep calm thinking about the reality star Kim Kardashian West becoming the First Lady. Kim Kardashian’s Husband Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run (View Tweet). Kanye West’s announcement has taken the internet by storm. There are many who have extended their support to the...
    Michael Dukakis is warning Joe Biden not to take his current lead in the polls too seriously, citing his own slump in the 1988 presidential race as a precautionary tale. The presumptive Democratic nominee is currently leading President Trump 50-38, according to a Fox News poll, while data compiled by Real Clear Politics shows the former vice president is ahead by an average of 8.8 percentage points.  But Dukakis, who was in a strikingly similar position in the same time period during the 1988 presidential election against Republican opponent George HW Bush, has warned those numbers don't guarantee a victory in November. 'Particularly this year, [polls] should be studied cautiously,' he told Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam.  Former presidential...
    Favorite of the voting intentions of American minorities and women, Democratic candidate Joe Biden took a 14-point lead over Donald Trump in a national poll published Wednesday, a few months before the presidential election. Joe Biden (50%) has a comfortable lead over his Republican rival Donald Trump (36%), according to this poll by the New York Times and Siena College. The former vice-president of Barack Obama largely leads the intentions of vote among the women, the young people between 18 and 34 years and the minorities, in particular the black Americans and Hispanic. The poll also notes that Joe Biden has caught up with Donald Trump among male, white and senior voters, who had allowed the Republican candidate to...
    Reuters June 21, 2020 0 Comments A close adviser to former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has begun forming a team to oversee the transition if the Democratic presidential candidate wins November’s election and unseats President Donald Trump, according to a statement on Saturday. Longtime Biden aide Ted Kaufman has recruited six people, including several former Obama administration officials, to an initial team that will later be expanded, a person familiar with the transition team said. Major party nominees set up transition teams before a general election to coordinate with the incumbent administration. In a statement, Kaufman said the work would “ensure continuity of government” in the event that Biden must prepare to take over amid the coronavirus pandemic...
    North Korea will likely attack the U.S. presidential election in November, experts warn, as Kim Jong Un's regime already has threatened that possibility. "North Korea will be able to test how far and to what extent it can damage the U.S. election system," Sung-Yoon Lee, the Kim Koo-Korea Foundation professor in Korean Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, predicted. "I fully expect North Korea to test its own capabilities to see what it can get away with by hacking into the U.S. election system." "North Korea's cyber abilities are simply one of the best in the world," he noted. "It would be surprising if North Korea did not test its abilities during the election." The North...
    Reuters June 17, 2020 0 Comments Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would affix labels to political ads shared by users on their own feeds, closing what critics have said for years was a glaring loophole in the company’s election transparency measures. The world’s biggest social network has attached a “paid for by” disclaimer to political ads since 2018, after facing a backlash for failing to stop Russia from using its platforms to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But the label disappeared once people shared the ads to their own feeds, which critics said undermined its utility and allowed misinformation to continue spreading unchecked. “Previously the thinking here was that these were organic posts, and so these posts...
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $80.8 million in May, the Biden campaign said on Monday, the most the campaign has collected in any month. Biden, who raised significantly more than April’s $60.5 million, has built a lead over Republican President Donald Trump in national opinion polls, amid the twin crises of the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest over police brutality in many U.S. cities. The campaign said it had tripled its online donors since February and recorded an average online donation of $30 in May. But Trump still holds a massive cash advantage, after three years of fundraising efforts. Still, the haul demonstrates the progress Biden’s fundraising operation has made since the former...