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TECH 26 Feb 2019 | 12:25 PM

Panel seeks more answers from Twitter as India prepares for elections

An Indian parliamentary panel gave Twitter Inc 10 days to file written answers to its questions after meeting on Monday with a senior company officer, part of India's scrutiny of social media content as it prepares for elections this year.

TECH 30 Jun 2016 | 3:49 AM

Facebook's political influence under a microscope as elections rage

As the US presidential campaign heats up, Facebook Inc is going out of its way to show its neutrality – an increasingly urgent matter for the social network as evidence of its power continues to emerge.

TECH 09 Apr 2019 | 4:17 AM

Canada mulls crackdown on social media firms unless they do more to combat election meddling

The world's major social media companies are not doing enough to help Canada combat potential foreign meddling in this October's elections and the government might have to regulate them, the cabinet minister in charge of ensuring a fair vote said on April 8.

TECH 01 Aug 2018 | 4:24 AM

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of US midterms

Facebook said July 31 it shut down 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent “coordinated” effort to stoke hot-button issues ahead of November midterm US elections, but could not identify the source although Russia is suspected of involvement.

TECH 10 Apr 2019 | 10:00 PM

Facebook uses AI to protect users from misinformation during elections

On April 8, the Facebook VP of India published a blog post revealing how the company has been using AI to reduce the spread of misinformation over the past year and a half as Indians prepare for the General Election for the 17th Lok Sabha.

TECH 13 Mar 2019 | 9:14 AM

Indonesia says cyberattacks won’t disrupt elections

Presidential and legislative polls in Indonesia next month are not at risk of disruption from cyberattacks, the head of the election commission said on March 13, even though regular hacking attempts had been detected on the agency's website.