The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.
So far, Trump and Biden are spending money on Facebook and Instagram at roughly the same rate as Trump and Hillary Clinton did during 2016.
For many years, political operatives have been perfecting their use of the internet's vast array of social media platforms, websites and digital tools.
Until the two giants change, Twitter's political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.
Any good political spin doctor employs a range of overt and covert tactics to get their message across. Here are some of the most common ones.
Health care dominated 2018's political ads. Digital advertising grew, but hasn't yet killed TV's share. And dark money favored Democrats, say scholars studying the volume and content of campaign ads.
Sinclair network anchors decrying 'fake stories' have been condemned for giving biased support to President Trump. But nostalgic calls to restore civil political discussion on the air ignore history.
It's time for a new discussion about the rules around privacy and politics in Australia – one in which the privacy interests of individuals are front and centre.
Micro-targeted online advertising has destroyed how Americans share experiences and a common knowledge base. The fix for this societal and political problem is as simple now as it was in 1840.
The history of widespread advocacy campaigns shows that the 'No' campaign has many unfair advantages in the marriage equality debate.
But there's little evidence the high spending changed any minds, says a political scientist who lives in the district.
Lobbying in Australia is a multi-billion dollar industry which employs a sophisticated strategy to win public opinion and political favours for its clients or members. Here's how.
The AMA has campaigned heavily on the Medicare rebate freeze, pointing out its potential impact on patient access if out-of-pocket costs were to increase.
What are some of the legalities and issues around political advertising in federal campaigns?
There may be only one way to tell the truth, but there are at least five ways to "lie." And our politicians seem to be the master of this art. A scholar decides to teach this to his students.