Politics and Digital What’s Not To Love?

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Amplify’d from mashable.com

us flag tech imageIt was a big week for big names in politics, as high-profile figures and organizations faced off against one another.

Weiner announced his resignation from office Thursday after facing a wall of political pressure that included President Obama and Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

Republicans had their own media circus with the massive presidential debate that took place last week in New Hampshire. The debate included former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Atlanta businessman Herman Cain and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Hosted and broadcast by CNN, the debate featured social media integration such as live streaming the broadcast and fielding questions from Facebook and Twitter.

The Federal Elections Committee ruled that Facebook ads are subject to disclosure rules for political advertising. Facebook was hoping the 160-character ads would earn an exemption since a disclosure would take up the better part of the ad-space, reported the National Journal.

LulzSec, a rogue group of hackers, has set its sights on taking down Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) and other big name targets. They’ve gone big-game hunting, taking down both the website for the U.S. Senate and the CIA’s website with a distributed denial of service attack.

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