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Instead of casting their ballot in a designated Polling Place, some Washington residents can vote in a US election using their smartphones.
Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the US presidential election.
Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year's US presidential election than it did four years ago, public affairs chief Nick Clegg said on Jan 20.
India’s government has scoffed at Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ offer to invest US$1bil (RM4.06bil) in the country, firing the latest salvo at an e-commerce giant that’s been accused of predatory business practices.
This year won't be the first time Red Lobster has been around for a presidential election or the Summer Olympic Games.
West Virginia reported unusual cyber activity targeting its election systems. The Texas governor said the state was encountering attempted "attacks" at the rate of "10,000 times a minute" from Iran. Information technology staff in Las Vegas responded to an intrusion, though the city says no data was stolen.
Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Jan 9, saying it won’t ban them, won’t fact-check them and won’t limit how they can be targeted to specific groups of people.
Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main digital-ad rival Google did in November to fight misinformation. Neither will it ban political ads outright, as Twitter did last October. And it still won't fact check them, as it's faced pressure to do.
Facebook Inc’s new policy to address "deepfake” videos came under fire from some lawmakers and disinformation experts who say it fails to address other kinds of online manipulation.
Popular video-sharing app TikTok issued a broad ban on Wednesday against "misleading information" that could cause harm to its community or the public, setting itself apart from rivals like Facebook which say that they do not want to be arbiters of truth.