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Almost every day, "Janda", a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.
US senators on Oct 31 pressed Facebook Inc's chief lawyer on why the company did not catch 2016 election ads bought using Russian rubles, why its investigation of them took so long and how much it knows about its 5 million advertisers.
By one estimate US online political advertising could quadruple to nearly US$1bil (RM3.70bil) in the 2016 election, creating huge opportunities for digital strategy firms eager to capitalise on a shift from traditional mediums like television.
Facebook vowed on Nov 5 to step up monitoring for any attempt to use its platform to meddle in Taiwan's elections as the island's authorities say they face growing interference from China.
Despite the warnings, the campaign for the European Parliament elections has yet to be marked by a flood of fake news, but it is still too early for the EU to declare victory over misinformation.
The European Union has launched a coordinated fight against fake news ahead of this month's European Parliament elections, but officials acknowledge there are limits to what can be achieved against a danger barely recognised a few years ago.
Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc haven’t detected Chinese meddling in the 2018 elections, company officials said, casting doubt on claims by US President Donald Trump that the Asian nation is trying to interfere.
Governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and monitor their citizens, in a worrisome trend for democracy, a human rights watchdog said Nov 5.
Indian advertisers wanting to run political ads on Facebook will have to confirm their identity and location to help prevent abuse of the system in the build-up to national elections, the company said.
Canada's electronic spy agency said it was "very likely" that hackers will try to influence Canada's 2019 elections and it planned to advise political parties next week on how to guard against cyber threats.