• How to get to the polls for free at the 2018 midterm elections

    11 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    In case you haven't heard, polls will open Tuesday morning across the U.S. for the 2018 midterm elections. It's a big deal, so go vote.
    And this year, there are more free ways to get to the polls than ever before thanks to a variety of non-partisan “get the vote out” campaigns from ride-hailing, bike sharing and scooter companies.
    Here's a handy list.
    By bike
    Motivate, one of the largest bike share operators in North America, has launched an Election Day campaign to give people in nine urban areas access to free bikes for the day.
    Motivate operates Citi Bike in New York & Jersey City...
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  • 2018 Midterms: 4 resources every voter should know about

    2018 Midterms: 4 resources every voter should know about

    11 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Voting in the U.S. can be confusing. By design, every state is different. On top of that, disinformation meant to discourage voting is rampant this election. Cut through the noise, arm yourself with the facts and vote. We've got resources to help you.
    1. Fill out a sample ballot for your state
    If you're not voting absentee or by mail, it's helpful to have an idea of everything that's on the ballot before you head into vote in person. Before you head to the polls, you can fill out a sample ballot through When We All Vote or an even more comprehensive one on Ballotpedia representing your...
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  • One Day Before Midterms, Facebook's Election Meddling Problem Is Worse Than Ever

    One Day Before Midterms, Facebook's Election Meddling Problem Is Worse Than Ever

    11 days ago - By Fortune

    Facebook still has an election interference problem, and it looks much worse two years after the 2016 presidential election, according to research conducted by Jonathan Albright at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
    In the days and weeks leading up to the 2018 midterms, Facebook has been scrutinized over reports that organizations could submit political ads while also hiding their identity.
    Last week, VICE reported that it was able to buy fake political ads on behalf of Vice President Mike Pence, as well as ISIS. Facebook's most recent ad policy-that groups had to include a “paid for...
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  • Top Facebook, Apple and Google executives have donated little in the 2018 midterms, two years after clashing with Trump

    11 days ago - By Washington Post

    The top executives at Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have stayed on the political sidelines during the 2018 midterm elections, opting not to donate to federal candidates who might advance Silicon Valley's political agenda - or battle back President Trump.
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