June 28, 2017

Twitter, Uber Plan to Further Evolve Their Civic Engagement Strategies

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Uber and Twitter are not in the business of elections. But they are involved in U.S. elections, and in the future they are looking to insert themselves further into the process.

At the first-ever Global Election Technology summit in San Francisco this week, public policy analysts from both companies spoke about how they’re working to increase civic engagement and participation.

Twitter has found itself pulled more and more into politics in the past several elections. The platform has pulled in journalists, elected officials, everyday citizens, activists and, more recently, U.S. presidents. But Tom Tarantino, a senior public policy manager at the social media giant, said the company is more than comfortable with its position in politics.

In fact, it’s embracing it.In the 2016 election cycle, Twitter livestreamed presidential debates and both major party conventions. In the recent French presidential […]

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