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Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and the celebrity effect in politics

Celebrities, athletes, and companies are in a unique position to speak out to their (hundreds of) millions of supporters on politics and other issues, even if their fans might not agree with what they have to say. Should they? And what might happen if a lot more start doing so?
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Political ads are a $6 billion industry. Here's how they're targeting you

President Donald Trump and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg both ran $11 million worth of political ads during Super Bowl LIV. It's the first time in history that any candidates have done so. In total, the 2020 political cycle is expected to rack up $6 billion in ad spending, which begs the question: are political ads worth the money? [Photos: Drew Angerer/Getty (Trump at rally); Michael Ciaglo/Getty (Bloomberg at event); Drew Angerer/Getty (Bloomberg at press conference]

Political ads are a $6 billion industry. Here's how they're targeting you
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