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TECH 13 Mar 2019 | 4:08 AM

In Indonesia, Facebook and Twitter are ‘buzzer’ battlegrounds as elections loom

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.

TECH 01 Nov 2017 | 5:00 AM

US senators hammer Facebook for power over elections

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.

TECH 14 Apr 2015 | 5:09 PM

'Slicing and dicing': How some US firms could win big in 2016 elections

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.

TECH 21 May 2019 | 8:53 AM

EU polls: progress in fight against fake news?

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.

TECH 16 May 2019 | 7:52 AM

Who burned Notre Dame? Brussels goes after fake news as EU election nears

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.

TECH 24 Oct 2018 | 9:33 AM

Facebook, Twitter can’t find China election meddling Trump cites

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.

TECH 07 Dec 2018 | 6:00 AM

Facebook to check Indian political ads in build-up to vote

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.

TECH 19 Jun 2017 | 4:00 AM

Canada cyber-spy agency expects hacktivist attacks in 2019 vote

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.