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Zuckerberg and Trump’s Quid Pro Quo
Daniel Newman | December 06, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg has rigged the rules of Facebook political advertising, making him complicit in lies and voter manipulation. The result is the most powerful propaganda amplifier in history, boosting campaigns that traffic in falsehoods.
Tell Facebook to Stop Spreading Political Lies
Alec Saslow |
Facebook must immediately start fact-checking all political ads to help protect the integrity of our democracy.
My New Graphic Novel: Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy
Daniel Newman | November 20, 2019
"Unrig: How to Fix our Broken Democracy" is an upcoming graphic novel by MapLight President Daniel G. Newman. The book is part of the World Citizen Comics line from First Second of Macmillan Publishing.
Top Democratic Consultants Have Worked For Anti-Medicare for All Campaign
Andrew Perez |
As health insurance, pharmaceutical and hospital companies fight to prevent more politicians from backing Medicare for All, the industry’s front group has turned to top Democratic consulting firms and pro-business nonprofits for help, according to its 2018 tax return.
Big Pharma Keeps Bankrolling House GOP’s Dark Money Arm
Andrew Perez and Brittany Gibson |
America’s top drug lobby has continued bankrolling an influential Republican dark money organization spearheading the fight to defeat proposals to guarantee health care for all Americans.
Huawei Lobbyist Disavowed by Trump Has Given $70,000 to Campaign Committees
Bergen Smith |
Michael Esposito, the lobbyist for a Chinese telecommunications giant whom President Trump has denied knowing, has given more than $70,000 to campaign committees supporting the Republican president.
Facebook, Google and Amazon Pour Money into Policy Shops As Breakup Debates Rage
Andrew Perez and Tim Zelina |
With calls for big tech companies to be broken up growing louder, Silicon Valley is flooding think tanks and nonprofits in the nation’s capital with cash.
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