Some political groups on the left are borrowing a tactic from disinformation campaigns, placing ads on Facebook that pretend to be impartial information or unbiased news sources, when in fact the ads spread misleading facts about candidates. One ad, taken out by a group called “The Voter Awareness Project,” reopens old wounds between President Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, implying that Trump is at odds with Cruz even as the president stumped for the senator last week near the end of Cruz’s surprisingly close re-election bid against Democrat Beto O’Rourke. "Trump’s trying to drain the swamp of do-nothing politicians. Trump says Lyin' Ted Cruz has accomplished nothing for Texas, and he’s right,” the ad reads, referring to a 2016 tweet from when Trump was a candidate. But Trump and Cruz have since buried the hatchet. Trump has been endorsing Cruz for re-election since February. He recently said, “He’s not Lyin’ Ted … [Read more...] about Groups with neutral-sounding names launch Facebook ads against Texas Republicans
TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office now has Facebook and Twitter accounts in Spanish.The agency celebrated the official launch of the accounts on Wednesday. Sheriff Chad Chronister said the goal is to connect with an increasing number of Spanish-speaking residents in a county where roughly 30 percent are of Hispanic descent."[I]t is important that our message of service and safety not get lost in translation, so we are bringing the message to them in their language," Chronister said in a news release.Find the Facebook page at facebook.com/hcsosheriffesp. The Twitter handle is @hcsosheriffesp.Contact Tony Marrero at [email protected] or (813) 226-3374. Follow @tmarrerotimes. … [Read more...] about Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office launches Facebook, Twitter accounts in Spanish
Gadfly CitiHub brings democracy tech to India with instant access to elected representatives similar to Facebook Townhall Tech already makes a huge difference in our lives. The goal going forward with Gadfly is to improve how democracy works around the world”— Nikhil BapnaNEW DELHI, DELHI, INDIA, June 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- June 01, 2018 Gadfly CitiHub making a big play in the democracy tech space recently launched an app on the play store and app store with interactive features that connects citizens to their elected representatives. Users can access all the public social information and have a direct communication channel with their elected representatives. The app builds on the features available in Facebook Townhall. Facebook has been a big proponent of citizen engagement with their elected representatives. In March last year they had launched Townhall in the US. Now India also has a Townhall equivalent although it is an advanced version because all the … [Read more...] about Gadfly CitiHub Launches Facebook Townhall equivalent for India, USA and Canada
They say it takes a village to raise a child -- but we think it takes an island! Newsday has launched a Facebook parenting group for Long Islanders. We’d like to build a community of moms and dads, and provide a place for constructive dialogue about family life on Long Island. The group is moderated by Newsday employees, with a network of community bloggers also participating. But while we’ll contribute to the conversation and post family content occasionally, we’re hoping Long Island moms and dads will shape the discussions of the group. To join the group, visit facebook.com/groups/LIparents/. … [Read more...] about Newsday launches Facebook group for Long Island parents
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest PODCAST: Hey, did you hear about Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg got grilled on Capitol Hill for two days — but will it actually change anything? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Brian Powers and Lauren Ehrler, The Des Moines Register Published 3:28 p.m. CT April 13, 2018 CLOSE Illinois Senator Dick Durbin asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to disclose to the committee the hotel room he stayed in during hearing. USA TODAY CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Maybe you saw a … [Read more...] about PODCAST: Hey, did you hear about Facebook?