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Candidates Count on the Power of the Black Vote This Super Tuesday

The most important election day for the 2020 Presidential race so far is here — Super Tuesday. According to Ballotpedia , Super Tuesday is “the Tuesday in a presidential election year when the largest number of states and territories hold a presidential preference primary.” Today marks itself as a big day for the Democratic primary campaign. Fourteen states will hold nominating contests to pick who they believe should run against Donald Trump — including Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia. The result’s from today’s election will help determine how presidential candidates will fare nationally on the road to the presidential election. Today is a significant day for Democratic candidates and voters, but more importantly Black voters. 2020 is recognized as the 150th anniversary of the enactment of the 15th Amendment, which gave Black men the right to vote. Practicing our right...

Mar 3, 2020

Twitter Introduces New Feature To Tackle Election Interference

Like most social media platforms, Twitter has consistently struggled to crack down on election interference. Recently, the company removed 10,000 accounts linked to targeted misinformation campaigns in preparation of the midterm elections, but more needs to be done. This year, important elections are happening around the globe, including in India and the European Union. On Wednesday, Twitter announced its new feature to strengthen its approach to stopping deliberate attempts to mislead voters: a “misleading about voting” report option. “Voting is a fundamental human right and the public conversation occurring on Twitter is never more important than during elections,” Twitter said. “Any attempts to undermine the process of registering to vote or engaging in the electoral process is contrary to our company’s core values.” The option will be ingrained into the pre-existing structure for reporting tweets. Twitter Safety — the company’s account dedicated to safety updates — showed off...

Apr 24, 2019