Marketplace Tech
Marketplace Tech
Oct 1, 2020
Targeted political advertising could change how and whether people vote
8 min

The Trump campaign sent targeted ads to Black people in 2016 to deter them from voting, according to an investigation published this week by Channel 4 in the U.K. The campaign denies this, but targeted digital advertising is a big part of political campaigns. So big that Google banned microtargeting in political ads; Twitter banned political ads completely. Facebook has not. How effective are targeted ads? If they can change a vote, should they be allowed? Molly speaks with John Deighton, a professor at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on digital and direct marketing. He says targeted advertising works, but it’s not the real problem.

Simply Tax
Simply Tax
Damien R. Martin, CPA
AICPA Advocacy Updates: PPP & Beyond #113
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Tax Policy & Advocacy Team and volunteer members continually monitor and advocate on legislative, regulatory, and administrative tax matters—and 2020 has been an exceptionally busy year. Guest Amy Wang, AICPA tax policy and advocacy senior manager, joins host Damien Martin to share what the team has been up to and provide an update on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness. Here’s what’s covered: * Update on PPP loan forgiveness and related activity in Washington @01:16 * The latest with AICPA tax policy and advocacy efforts @06:51 * Ways the AICPA has made a difference in the guidance implementation process @17:58 * Key areas of focus going forward @21:12 * Closing thoughts @24:44 BIO FOR GUEST Amy Wang is a member of the AICPA Tax Policy & Advocacy Team, whose mission is to serve the public interest by helping AICPA members be the most trusted professional providers of tax services, while also advocating sound tax policy and effective administration. She plays a key role in the development of AICPA testimony for tax-related congressional hearings. Learn more about our guest and get additional resources here. GET MORE “SIMPLY TAX” We’re excited to also provide video content to strengthen your tax mind! Check it out on our YouTube channel. A complete archive of our episodes is available on our website and YouTube playlist. We’d love to hear from you! Email feedback and questions to SimplyTax@bkd.com. Connect with Damien on social media! LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube
28 min
Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Commonwealth Club of California
Trans Month Talks: Trans Wellness, Equity and Health
SPEAKERS *Remarks by London Breed* Mayor, City and County of San Francisco *Sasha Buchert* Senior Attorney, Lambda Legal *Nicky Calma (Tita Aida)* Social Activist; Co-Creator "Tita Aida," Filipino Task Force on AIDS *Clair Farley* Director, Office of Transgender Initiatives; Senior Advisor, San Francisco Mayor *Akira Jackson* Executive Director, TAJA Coalition; Member, Officer of Transgender Initiatives, Trans Advisory Committee *Maceo Perrson* Director of Communications and External Affairs, Office of Transgender Initiatives; Board Member, San Francisco LGBT Center; Member, Grant Making Panel, International Trans Fund *Jenna Rapues* MPH , Program Director of Gender Health SF, San Francisco Department of Public Health *Anjali Rimi* Co-Founder and President, Parivar Bay Area; Board Member, The LGBT Asylum Project, East Bay Stonewall Democrats, and San Francisco Pride; Member, The Trans Advisory Committee, Office of Transgender Initiatives *Aria Sa'id* Executive Director, Transgender District; Founder, Kween Culture Initiative *Nicole Santamaria* Executive Director, El/La Para TransLatinas; Fo-Founder, Collective Alejandria SV *Shannon* Trans Activist; Community Builder; Entrepreneur *Amy Whelan* Senior Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights *Michelle Meow* Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" on KBCW/KPIX and TuneIn; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, this program took place and was recorded live via video conference, for an online audience only, and was live-streamed by The Commonwealth Club of California from San Francisco on November 18th, 2020.
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