The biggest tech issues in the 2020 presidential election

The biggest tech issues in the 2020 presidential election

From busting up big tech to protecting consumer privacy, tech issues will likely take center stage on the campaign trail and on Capitol Hill next year.

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You can now report misleading election information on Twitter

You can now report misleading election information on Twitter

The company is rolling out a tool that lets users flag false information on where or how to vote.

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Facebook to ban deepfakes ahead of 2020 US election

Facebook to ban deepfakes ahead of 2020 US election

The move doesn't appear to prohibit all doctored videos.

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How to stream the South Carolina Democratic debate live tonight for free

How to stream the South Carolina Democratic debate live tonight for free

Seven democratic hopefuls duke it out in the final debate before Super Tuesday.

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Lyft offers free rides for 2020 primary and election voters

Lyft offers free rides for 2020 primary and election voters

Polls too far away? Lyft offers free and discounted rides to those who need it most.

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Reuters will fact-check Facebook, Instagram posts ahead of election

Reuters will fact-check Facebook, Instagram posts ahead of election

The media organization joins the fight against fake news and deepfakes.

The app that broke the Iowa caucus: An inside look

The app that broke the Iowa caucus: An inside look

Exclusive: A cybersecurity company got hold of the code for Shadow, the app used in the Iowa caucus, and spoke to CNET about what it found.

Twitter suspends some pro-Bloomberg accounts

Twitter suspends some pro-Bloomberg accounts

Numerous accounts reportedly posted identical messages in support of Mike Bloomberg, violating the site's rules about manipulating Twitter to "amplify conversations."

Elections 2020

As the primary season for the 2020 election begins, big tech will be front and center as both presidential and congressional candidates debate issues like online privacy, antitrust, tariffs, 5G, access to broadband and more. The discussions will also trickle down to other races as states push to revive net neutrality and set policy that the federal government has yet to tackle.

But tech companies themselves will be a campaign focus, as well. Both Republicans and Democrats have called for more regulation of giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google, but how that could take shape will depend on who claims victory in November. At the same time, the industry will face its own role over critical issues that could influence the election like hacking and voting security, deep fakes and social media's role in promoting misinformation.

It's a long time until Election Day. Until polls open, CNET is here to break down the critical tech issues as they play out and explain how candidates, from the statehouse to the White House, are reacting to them.