Facebook tagged warnings to 150 million misleading election-related posts, and 2.2 million ads were rejected because they failed to complete the political ad authorization process.
President Donald Trump’s contentious relationship with CNN took another turn Tuesday when the network refused to air a new campaign ad unless changes are made. The ad, entitled “Let President Trump do his job,” accuses the media of “attacking” the president as a collage of TV news personalities, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon, appears on the screen.
Television is still the medium of choice for candidates and the increasingly influential super PACs, but there are growing questions about the effectiveness of such efforts. First-time candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson have skyrocketed to the top of the polls without making huge TV buys, while hopefuls backed by advertising, including Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, have fallen.
Every television ad, news segment, political blog and campaign website in the Philadelphia market will be searchable prior to the Nov. 4 election, thanks to the Internet Archive.
In the race for the presidency, the little guy is winning — at least among Minnesota broadcasters trying to profit from campaign commercials. While campaign spending is mostly bypassing the Twin Cities, stations near Iowa and Wisconsin are seeing an onslaught of commercials.
In a letter sent Friday night to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, NBC told the Obama campaign to cease using network footage in a new 30-second spot, released shortly after Wednesday’s debate, in which Andrea Mitchell is shown on air citing an independent analysis that Mitt Romney’s tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years.