Jun 17, 2020

Facebook’s new plan for political ads

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Facebook says it’s going to let people turn off all political ads. This, as several civil rights groups are calling for major advertisers to boycott the platform. Signs of life in the housing market. And, can work-sharing programs prevent layoffs?

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Facebook is going to let users turn off political ads

The move comes as civil rights groups call for major advertisers to boycott Facebook, and the Trump administration reportedly proposes legislation on social media platforms.
Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, personally, have come under criticism from all sides of the political spectrum when it comes to policing content.
Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Work-sharing programs allow companies to keep furloughed workers

Jun 17, 2020
Not all states have the programs, in which workers' hours are cut and unemployment benefits are used to fill in wages.
An employee at a cafe in Los Angeles in March. Work sharing is one solution to keep people employed during the COVID-19 recession.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Bright Moments Flamingosis, The Kount

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director