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Ahead of Election Day, Misinformation Rampant on Social Media 2020-10-29

Ahead of Election Day, Misinformation Rampant on Social Media

Both Facebook and Twitter have taken steps in 2020 to more proactively slow the spread of mis-and-disinformation, but misinformation has still been rampant on social media.

A Votar: Latino Voters Confront Disinformation in 2020

In battleground states like Florida, Latino voters have been seeing a wave of mis-and-disinformation in recent weeks. 

Why Some Black Men are Voting for Trump

Hip Hop artists have supported the President — sort of.

Supreme Court Weighs In On Voting

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided three major voting cases affecting the battleground states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. 

Fans Will Have to Look Harder to Find Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin This Year

The Peanuts' Halloween special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will not air on network TV since it debuted in 1966, but on Apple's streaming service, APPLE TV plus. 

Ahead of Election Day, Misinformation Rampant on Social Media 2020-10-29

Why Voting Connects Us

Why do we vote? We explore the science behind what drives us to the polls, and the benefits we reap for ourselves and communities when we cast our ballots.
Why Voting Connects Us

Why Don't More Americans Vote?

On the week that marked the 53rd anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, The Takeaway explored what it was meant to do, the state of voting rights across the country, and why so many Americans who are eligible to vote are still kept from doing so. 

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Why Don't More Americans Vote?

Politics with Amy Walter: So You Want to Run for Office? Bring Cash.

Today on Politics with Amy Walter, we follow the money in the 2018 midterm elections. Where is it all coming from? And what is it doing to our democracy? The big money is spent on competitive races - and those costs get up into the tens of millions. This hour we hear from political strategists and the people behind the money being spent on both sides of the aisle. Plus, a look at how the Citizens United decision became a turning point in American politics, and whether the money can ever really be taken out of politics for good.

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Politics with Amy Walter: So You Want to Run for Office? Bring Cash.

Election Security: How Vulnerable are Voting Machines to Hacking?

With the midterms right around the corner, The Takeaway has an in-depth look at the state of election security. A former government intelligence analyst weighs in on the vulnerabilities and potential threats to our nation’s voting systems. During the 2016 elections, Colorado was one of multiple states targeted in a Russian interference campaign. Colorado Secretary of State, Wayne Williams, discusses efforts since then, to protect the state’s voting systems. Government forces in Afghanistan have been fiercely battling against Taliban insurgents after the extremists launched a major assault on the city of Ghazni on Friday. The Takeaway explores the resurgence of the Taliban. Almost seventeen years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban is still very much at large. Up next, The Takeaway discusses U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and efforts to resolve the ongoing conflict. In Southern California, over 1400 firefighters have been battling California’s Holy Fire. The Takeaway has more details about the fire and the state of emergency in Orange and Riverside counties, in California. Last week, a group of leading international climate scientists released a new report about our warming planet. The Takeaway speaks with one of the authors about the latest research.

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Election Security: How Vulnerable are Voting Machines to Hacking?