How Brian Kemp hacked Georgia’s election

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How Brian Kemp hacked Georgia’s election “[Brian] Kemp on Thursday said he had resigned as Georgia’s secretary of state,” reported Reuters yesterday. No one watching Kemp’s malfeasant, multi-year election security trash fire could understand why that sentence didn’t stop at “resigned.” But,…

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Facebook confirms accounts banned ahead of election had Russian ties

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Facebook confirms accounts banned ahead of election had Russian ties PA Wire/PA Images Facebook has confirmed that the 115 accounts it blocked yesterday due to “inauthentic behavior” are likely linked to Russia. In a new statement, the company says that a site…

Google can tell you how and where to vote on election day

Google can tell you how and where to vote on election day

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Google can tell you how and where to vote on election day Google You can add Google to the list of tech companies nudging you to get out to the polls today. The big G’s search engine is the go-to source for…

Facebook blocks 115 fake accounts ahead of midterm elections

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Facebook blocks 115 fake accounts ahead of midterm elections A man works at his desk in front of monitors during a demonstration in the war room, where Facebook monitors election related content on the platform, in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17,…

Apple News app will provide real-time results on Election Day

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Apple News app will provide real-time results on Election Day Apple Come November 6th, Apple will turn its News app into election central. According to TechCrunch, the company is planning to launch a new Election Night section that will display live results,…

Twitter’s new midterm election page already includes fake news

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Twitter’s new midterm election page already includes fake news ASSOCIATED PRESS Today, Twitter rolled out a new page focused on the US midterm elections, and on it, users can view supposedly relevant tweets through two tabs — “Latest” and “Top Commentary.” On…

Lime offers free bike and scooter rentals on Election Day

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Lime offers free bike and scooter rentals on Election Day Justin Sullivan via Getty Images If you’re looking for a way to the polls this Election Day, you can snag a free ride via bike or scooter from Lime. The company is…

Facebook’s political ad system is still easily tricked

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Facebook’s political ad system is still easily tricked Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Ahead of the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook and other platforms were used by foreign groups to stoke political tensions in the country. And in order to deter a…

Uber offers $10 off Election Day rides to polling stations

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Uber offers $10 off Election Day rides to polling stations Uber is one of several tech companies trying to make sure you’re doing your civic duty by getting out to the polls on November 6th, as it’s offering a $10 discount on…

Facebook, Twitter reportedly haven’t seen any China election meddling

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Facebook, Twitter reportedly haven’t seen any China election meddling Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images Though President Trump and Vice President Pence have repeated claims that China is actively trying to meddle in the upcoming US midterm elections, officials at Facebook and Twitter…

US targets individual Russians in fight against election interference

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US targets individual Russians in fight against election interference AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews The US isn’t limited to fighting election interference campaigns on its own soil. The New York Times has learned that Cyber Command is conducting the country’s first known overseas operation…

Inside Facebook’s ‘war room’ is a battle for public trust

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Inside Facebook’s ‘war room’ is a battle for public trust The internet has a misinformation problem. Symptoms include fake news, election interference, hate speech, trolling — it goes by many names. It’s become increasingly clear over the past few years that social…

Twitter publishes over 10 million tweets linked to election meddling

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Twitter publishes over 10 million tweets linked to election meddling AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Twitter has previously cracked down on accounts linked to election interference campaigns and provided snippets of their tweets, but now it’s flinging the gates wide open. The social network…

Study: Fake Twitter accounts from 2016 US election are still active

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Study: Fake Twitter accounts from 2016 US election are still active Fake news had proven to be a big issue around the 2016 presidential election in the US, with major social platforms falling victims to misinformation-spreading actors. Twitter, in particular, made repeated…

Facebook pulls over a dozen political pages tied to fake accounts

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Facebook pulls over a dozen political pages tied to fake accounts Facebook isn’t just removing fake political pages to thwart election meddling — sometimes, it’s just about culling spam. The social site has removed more than a dozen “hyperpartisan” pages across the…