Digital Politics

How Facebook and Google Win By Embedding in Political Campaigns

A new report from the Campaign for Accountability details the questionable role of internet platforms in election races.
Sarah Emerson
election influence

Watch Cambridge Analytica’s CEO Offer to Entrap Political Opponents With Sex Workers

Secret video of Cambridge Analytica’s top executives reveals how the firm covertly and unethically influences elections around the world.
Sarah Emerson

Billionaire Trump Funder Also Paid for Milo Yiannopoulos’ College Speaking Tour

University of Washington records confirm Yiannopoulos’ speaking fee as zero dollars, and entirely self-financed.
Matt Guariglia

What Is the CDC Implying with this Vaping PSA?

A year-old ad has recently popped up on some platforms with more aggressive language.
Kaleigh Rogers

Even the Presidential Candidate Who Believes in Sasquatch Thinks Trump Is Crazy

Andrew Basiago is a practicing lawyer, an advocate for single-payer health care, and says the government has been hiding secret time travel technology from the public for decades.
Kaleigh Rogers

A Troll in the Lost City of the Dead

For decades, museums have sat on droves of Native American bones that aren't rightfully theirs. One anonymous online troll is trying to get them back.
Dylan Brown

The Presidential Candidate With a Plan to Run the US on 100% Clean Energy

Meet the only presidential candidate with a viable plan to stabilize the planet's climate.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

The Great Inanity of Super PACs: How to Spend Millions to Be Exhaustingly Boring

Plutocrats, it seems, have never been blessed with a handier tool than the super PAC. For them (not to mention career campaign strategists and consultants), it’s a dream come true: a magical conduit where money flows in one side and gets pumped out the...
Brian Merchant