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Twitter and Facebook on Nov2 labelled as "misleading" an election eve post by US President Donald Trump claiming mail-in ballots in the key state of Pennsylvania would lead to "rampant" fraud and street violence.
Hackers seeking to sow chaos in the Nov 3 election are hard at work – but some experts say they don’t need to be successful to have an impact.
With the US presidential election just over a week away, Americans are still encountering disinformation and misinformation online, especially on Facebook Inc, and many believe what they read, according to a survey released on Monday.
Facebook is leveraging its vast resources to help protect the 2020 election against the kind of massive manipulation and disinformation efforts that the platform failed to act on in 2016.
Tyrita Franklin-Corbett knew she was risking her health delivering groceries during the coronavirus pandemic, but she didn’t expect to be laid up by a dog attack.
Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook has insisted – repeatedly – that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption.
Social media influencers, partisan news outlets and even US President Donald Trump’s son are driving the spread of online misinformation swirling around the US vote, casting doubt on this year’s election and prematurely raising suspicions about the accuracy of its results.
A coalition of technology companies used a federal court order unsealed Monday to begin dismantling one of the world’s most dangerous botnets in an effort to preempt disruptive cyberattacks before next month’s US presidential election.
Facebook Inc on Oct 7 banned calls for poll watching that use "militarised language”, as it tightened a slew of restrictions ahead of US elections next month amid mounting alarm that unfounded claims online could result in violence.
The CEOs of technology giants Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to testify for an Oct 28 Senate hearing on tech companies’ control over hate speech and misinformation on their platforms.