Texas GOP Chair Allen West Champions Election Bills As Opponents Increase Efforts Against Them

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Texas GOP Chair Allen West Champions Election Bills As Opponents Increase Efforts Against Them

Civil rights and community organizations and prominent Texas Democrats are increasing their campaign against two controversial Texas election bills — Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 6.

During a rally in Dallas Thursday against the legislation, Jane Hamilton with the Barbara Jordan Leadership Institute said, “Texas has a very long history of voter discrimination against voters of color.”

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Article: Ads on Facebook with voter fraud conspiracies were running as recently as this week

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Ads on Facebook with voter fraud conspiracies were running as recently as this week

As recently as this Wednesday, Facebook was running ads featuring voter fraud conspiracy language like, “Every illegal vote cancels a legitimate vote.”

The ads were from the conservative super PAC Restoration Action, a group that paid Facebook over $380,000 to run ads “about social issues, elections or politics” between April 7 and May 7. The vast majority of those ads focused on Democrat-led election reform legislation that intends to expand voter registration, voting by mail, and early voting, as well as strengthen election security systems. The legislation has already successfully passed through the House, and must now pass through the Senate.

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Electoral watchdog to investigate Andrew Laming’s Facebook pages

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Electoral watchdog to investigate Andrew Laming’s Facebook pages

Australia’s election watchdog is investigating whether Facebook pages allegedly run by besieged Queensland MP Andrew Laming breached the Electoral Act, as they did not include political authorisation disclosures.

Mr Laming is on leave while he undertakes counselling and empathy training after being accused of harassing two women online and taking a photo of a woman with her underwear visible while she bent over.

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Article: Wisconsin Assembly elections panel aims to begin ‘formal investigation’ into 2020

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Wisconsin Assembly elections panel aims to begin ‘formal investigation’ into 2020

Republican leaders of the Wisconsin Assembly’s elections panel say they’re looking to transition to a “formal investigation” process after fellow GOP lawmakers granted them the ability to subpoena witnesses and documents as part of a review of recent contests.

That could include compelling individuals that appear before the Campaigns and Elections Committee to testify under oath, the body’s top two Republican lawmakers said, though further details and the timeline for implementing them are still up in the air.

Article: Wales election: Fears over ‘anonymous’ social media adverts

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Wales election: Fears over ‘anonymous’ social media adverts

Voters could see political adverts on social media during the Senedd election campaign without knowing who is behind them.

Leaflets and print adverts must say who has produced and paid for them. Campaigners said the Welsh government “missed an opportunity” to update election laws so the same rules applied to digital advertising for May’s vote.

The Welsh government said it wanted to work with other governments to create new regulations.

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Article: Facebook says it’s preparing again to fend off disinformation during a federal election

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Facebook says it’s preparing again to fend off disinformation during a federal election

Tech giant Facebook is beginning to ramp up for the next federal election with plans to prevent its platform from being used to spread misinformation that could disrupt the election campaign.

Kevin Chan, global director and head of public policy for Facebook Canada, said he doesn’t know when the next federal election will take place, but his company is getting ready.

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Article: Andrew Laming investigation: electoral commission wants information from Facebook

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Andrew Laming investigation: electoral commission wants information from Facebook

The Australian Electoral Commission has asked Facebook to provide information about dozens of pages operated by Andrew Laming, as Labor calls for the government to cut ties with the besieged MP.

Guardian Australia understands the AEC’s legal services team made contact with Facebook on Thursday morning as it began its investigation into a slew of pages operated by Laming under the guise of community and news groups without political disclosures.

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Article: Facebook Acted Too Late to Tackle Misinformation on 2020 Election, Report Finds

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Facebook Acted Too Late to Tackle Misinformation on 2020 Election, Report Finds

Facebook could have prevented billions of views on pages that shared misinformation related to the 2020 U.S. election, according to a new report released Tuesday, which slams the platform for “creating the conditions that swept America down the dark path from election to insurrection.”

The report, by the online advocacy group Avaaz, found that if Facebook had not waited until October to tweak its algorithms to stem false and toxic content amplified on the platform, the company could have prevented an estimated 10.1 billion views on the 100 most prominent pages that repeatedly shared misinformation on the platform ahead of the election.

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Article: Nevada AG admits to changing signature verifications manually for over 200,000 votes.

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Nevada AG admits to changing signature verifications manually for over 200,000 votes.

The 2020 presidential election is now four months behind us, but misinformation about voter fraud persists on social media.  One recent Facebook post claims that Nevada’s attorney general admitted to “changing signature verifications manually for over 200,000 votes.”

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed,

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Article: Mexico’s ruling party is divided as president stands by a candidate accused of rape

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Mexico’s ruling party is divided as president stands by a candidate accused of rape

As it became clear last fall that Mexican Sen. Félix Salgado Macedonio would be running for governor of Guerrero state, Basilia Castañeda decided to go public with her accusation of rape.

She told police that back in 1998, when she was a 17-year-old political activist, she found herself alone with him at his Acapulco home. “Without saying anything he started attacking me,” she explained to Milenio newspaper, adding that when it was over he threw a 100-peso bill — about $10 at the time — in her face.

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Article: Fact check: Arizona Senate, Maricopa County negotiating deal on election data

Election Fraud

Fact check: Arizona Senate, Maricopa County negotiating deal on election data

The claim: Arizona Senate released evidence of voter fraud the day of President Joe Biden’s swearing-in

Conservative Facebook pages have started sharing an online article that falsely claims Arizona government officials released evidence of voter fraud an hour after President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

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