For most of the 2016 election, there has been no light, only darkness. This political ad is a wonderful exception to the severely depressing trend. Gerald Daugherty, a Republican from Texas, is seeking to be reelected as Travis County Commissioner. As the ad and his wife's raised eyebrows show, he's committed to the job, at the cost of alienating everyone around him. "Gerald really doesn't have any hobbies," his wife says to introduce the video.
After criticism for failing to detect and purge election meddling in 2016, Facebook has made safeguarding elections one of its top priorities. WASHINGTON – Adding fuel to the fire in the highly controversial debate over free speech and politics on social media, the CEO of President Donald Trump's preferred outlet says the company will no longer accept political ads. "We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought," said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, in a tweetstorm Wednesday. "A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money," Dorsey continued.