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TECH 10 Apr 2019 | 5:11 AM

Twitter launches emoji for EU election in May

Twitter launched on April 10 an emoji for the European Parliament elections in May, seeking to provide a visual link to channel conversations around a vote set to affect the European Union in the coming years. 

TECH 02 Apr 2019 | 9:24 AM

WhatsApp launches fact-check service to fight fake news during India polls

WhatsApp on April 2 launched a service for Indians to check the veracity of information, in the messaging platform's latest attempt to combat fake news in India ahead of national elections beginning this month.

TECH 27 Nov 2018 | 1:06 PM

Facebook election ‘war room’ goes quiet – for now

Facebook said a "war room" set up to defend the social network from abuses aimed at influencing elections in Brazil and the US has gone quiet.

TECH 13 Nov 2018 | 7:30 AM

Facebook’s secret weapon for fighting election interference: the US government

Facebook Inc had one major victory in the US midterm elections: securing help from the government to keep foreign influence campaigns at bay.

Facebook 07 Nov 2018 | 8:12 AM

Facebook blocks more accounts potentially linked to foreign entity

Facebook Inc said it blocked more accounts, in addition to the about 115 accounts it blocked over the weekend, in the run up to the US midterm elections that saw democrats capture US House majority.

TECH 05 Sep 2018 | 5:31 AM

Russia warns Google against election meddling

Russia said it has officially warned US Internet giant Google against meddling in the Sept 9 local elections by posting opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s videos calling for mass protests.

TECH 02 Aug 2018 | 3:55 AM

US lawmakers demand firms do more to fight fake social media

US lawmakers demanded that technology firms do more to fight "shocking" foreign efforts to influence US politics on Aug 1, a day after Facebook Inc identified a new influence campaign tied to November's elections and despite President Donald Trump's denunciation of the issue as a "hoax".

TECH 06 Jun 2018 | 1:30 AM

California enlists data scientists in election monitoring bid

Southern California officials are turning to data scientists for help spotting suspicious trends as voters head to the polls in primaries on June 5 and cyber experts warn that Russia will seek to meddle in this year’s midterm elections.

TECH 25 May 2018 | 5:08 AM

Facebook launches searchable archive of US political ads

Facebook Inc launched an archive of US political ads that appear on the world's largest social network, showing who paid for them and other details, after an outcry over Russians' alleged purchase of such ads during the 2016 elections.

TECH 20 Feb 2018 | 9:00 AM

Facebook, Twitter ill-equipped to stop repeat of 2016 meddling

Internet companies have a long way to go before they’re capable of stopping any foreign meddling in future US elections.