Twitter Introduces US Election Labels, Political Campaigning Policy

International Business Times

Twitter has introduced new badges that would label political candidates for this year's U.S. midterm general election. It has also announced stricter guidelines for political ads. Earlier this week, Twitter announced via a blog post that it is introducing U.S. election labels that will serve as the verified badges of candidates. According to the social networking service, these new labels will contain relevant information about a candidate, such as the office the candidate is running for. The labels will also come with a small icon of a government building, so they are easily identifiable to users.


Jordan's Islamists hopeful about making electoral gains

Al Jazeera

Amman - For Dima Tahboub, 40, a candidate of the Islamic Action Front party, IAF, the political arm of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood Movement, Jordan needs a stronger parliament that can reflect people's concerns and frustrations. Tahboub is a member of an electoral coalition called the "National Coalition for Reform" that includes - besides Islamists like herself - Jordanian nationalists, Christians and members of other minority groups. "Our Coalition will work to express the best interests of the public, not certain interest groups," Tahboub said. "We will be in line with the national agendas of the people of Jordan," added Tahboub during an interview with Al Jazeera at her house in al-Rasheed neighbourhood of Amman last week. The coalition is fielding 120 candidates across the kingdom including 19 women.



Mexico political killings mar election

Al Jazeera

The biggest election in Mexico's history is scheduled in less than two weeks; over 3,400 political posts are up for grabs. These elections are also standing out for the brutality of the campaign season.


Fresh Election Would Not Break Swedish Political Deadlock: Poll

U.S. News

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats hold the balance of power in parliament after the Sept. 9 vote and the center-left and center-right blocs have so far been unable to choose between doing a deal with a party that has roots in the white supremacist fringe to gain power or with each other.