Evolving with the Times
Thoughts on platforms’ changing election approaches
Hello again from the Eastern Shore. I was alone this weekend - exactly what I needed after the last week or so of a lot of activity around Memorial Day and after. I can’t tell you enough how much joy it brings me to be typing this on the porch with some coffee and overlooking the bay. I’m very lucky to have friends sharing their space with me.
For those of you following my fishing and crab adventures - Friday night was lovely for fishing on the dock. The full moon was coming up, and it was super calm. I decided to try nightcrawlers for bait and got a few bites, but nothing stuck. Someone later told me it could have been a crab trying to steal my bait rather than a fish, but I need motivation, so I’m saying it was a rockfish. 🙂
I have a favor to ask before we get into today’s newsletter. I’m determined to get my podcast off the ground, and I have two questions for you all. First, would you want an audio version of this newsletter that you could listen to rather than read?
Second, I’m taking a poll as to what content the podcast should cover within the theme of technology, elections, and democracy. If you follow me on LinkedIn, this is a copy of the poll I put there.
This edition is for paid subscribers, where I will dive into how the platforms are evolving their election work ahead of 2024. On Friday afternoon (when you announce things you don’t want people to pay attention to), YouTube announced that they “will stop removing content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches occurred in the 2020 and other past US Presidential elections.”
I understand why they are doing this, though the announcement left more to be desired. Want to hear more? Then you’ll need to upgrade as this edition is for paid subscribers.
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In this newsletter, you’ll also get some book recommendations and my favorite stories from the past few days.
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