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TECH 15 Aug 2018 | 10:30 AM

Using common social media tactics to subvert US elections

The latest efforts to disrupt the US midterm elections through Facebook manipulation seem to be following a persuasion playbook refined by legitimate companies and organisations – but with a twist.

TECH 10 Jan 2018 | 2:00 AM

Fake news risks plaguing Brazil elections, top fact checkers say

Brazil’s combination of political polarisation and passion for social media offers fertile ground for fake news in the run-up to this year’s elections, leading fact checkers have warned.

TECH 21 Mar 2019 | 5:15 AM

EU leaders to warn of cyber, fake news threat to May elections

European Union leaders will sound the alarm this week over the threat of EU elections in May being undermined by a coordinated campaign of fake news and disinformation by foreign powers.

TECH 22 Jan 2018 | 8:54 AM

Google chiefs pledge to scour more content as elections loom

The chief executive officers of Alphabet Inc’s Google and YouTube pledged to scour videos and other content more closely for misleading news and inappropriate messages on their web services ahead of elections in the US later this year.

TECH 22 Apr 2019 | 4:42 AM

Facebook signals softer stance on ad rules for EU elections

Facebook Inc’s head of global affairs said the social-media company is willing to explore ways to exempt some European parties and EU elections from its rules about online political advertising, the Financial Times reported.

TECH 05 Mar 2019 | 5:30 AM

Macron calls for EU agency to stop cyberattacks on elections

With the European Union heading into a series of critical elections, French leader Emmanuel Macron sounded the alarm about foreign interference and called for the formation of an EU-wide body to protect voting from “cyberattacks and manipulations”.

TECH 10 Oct 2017 | 3:53 AM

US governors, hackers, academics team up to secure elections

Hackers are joining forces with US governors and academics in a new group aimed at preventing the manipulation of voter machines and computer systems to sway the outcome of future US elections.

TECH 29 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook said it will beef up its rules and safeguards around political adverts to prevent foreign interference in elections, including those in Europe this year.

TECH 21 Jun 2018 | 5:14 AM

US states seek more money to secure elections after Russia meddling

US state election officials said they haven’t received as much federal funding as they need to secure their election systems even after US intelligence officials concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 election and the federal government called on states to step up efforts to prevent hacking.