The biggest test of an idea is whether someone will vote for it. Whether it’s data privacy or net neutrality, nearly every policy will be tested in the 2020 campaign — not just by candidates but also in the thousands of smaller conversations taking place in the run-up to Election Day. Issues like climate change and antitrust will be taking center stage for the first time in generations as former Vice President Joe Biden squares off against President Donald Trump. At the same time, tech giants like Google, Apple, and Facebook will be doing their best to stay out of the crossfire, even as their platforms become the central battlegrounds in the new digital ad race and foreign actors look to influence the conversation with hidden ads and false-flag campaigns. It’s going to be a wild ride, and we’ll be tracking every twist and turn right here.
Even if Trump doesn’t concede
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Having field-tested digital tools was key for Democrats to mobilize people quickly