November 2023

In a significant rollback of election-related content moderation, Meta will now allow political advertisements on its platform to question the 2020 US presidential election. The change in policy will allow ads that claim past elections were “rigged,” but prohibit advertisements that question current or future elections. President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign criticized Meta’s policy harshly saying the company is choosing to profit from election denialism.Visit CNN to learn moreImage Credit:Executive Office of the President of the United States (PMD 1.0 DEED)

Former President Donald Trump’s allies have begun pre-screening the ideologies of thousands of individuals with the goal to centralize and expand Trump’s power at every level of government if he is re-elected in 2024. They plan to install up to 54,000 Trump loyalists across government to limit any chance of restraint should Trump win a second term. Though this effort is centered around Trump, Heritage Foundation sources say that it will be available to any Republican nominee and Heritage officials have already briefed the

Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, acknowledged GOP frustration after a string of significant election losses in Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. However, McDaniel also emphasized that the RNC is working hard to engage voters; she went on to say that Republicans need to keep suburban women in mind when discussing abortion policy. Visit CNN to learn moreImage Credit:Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

After a campaign focused on protecting abortion rights, Virginia Democrats swept Tuesday's legislative elections and retook full control of the general assembly. The election comes as a blow to Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and his Republican colleagues who expended a significant amount of resources in their effort to ensure GOP control of the state's government. Visit Associated Press to learn moreImage Credit:Jimmy Emerson, DMV (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)

Black voters, representing 40% of Mississippi’s overall population, have begun reengaging with the political process. Five Black candidates are running for state-wide office, each trying to become the first African American candidate to win in the posts they are campaigning for. Voting rights advocates hope this effort will catalyze change in the state, rebuilding the Black communities voting base and giving Democrats more opportunities in jurisdictions currently controlled by Republicans. Visit ABC News to learn moreImage Credit:Peter Ciro (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)