Social media giants caught in 2020 vise

This story features data from the Online Political Transparency Project at NYU Tandon.

The social media giants are stuck in a vise as both Democrats and the Trump campaign look for an edge by accusing the platforms of favoring the other side. On one side are Democrats, who are demanding that Facebook and Twitter censor President Trump and his campaign. … Laura Edelson, a researcher who analyzes Facebook ads at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, told The Hill that Facebook pages belonging to Trump and Vice President Pence have combined to run more than 2,000 ads about impeachment in the past week alone.

See more...