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The cellphone video shot in the dark by a woman in a parked car appeared to show something ominous: a man closing the doors of a white van and then rolling a wagon with a large box into a Detroit election center.
Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc reaffirmed plans to flag tweets and posts – including those of presidential candidates – who claim a premature US election victory, as worries persist that a clear result won’t emerge till well after Nov 3.
A group of leading cybersecurity experts told a court in the United States that absentee ballot applications can be safely transmitted using email, countering the secretary of state's assertions that the practice would open up voting in the presidential battleground to outside interference.
Touchscreen ballot-marking machines will remain in use in North Carolina this fall, a judge ruled.
State and local officials are receiving additional tools from the US federal government to help defend the nation’s election systems from cyberthreats ahead of the November vote.
Facebook has started adding informational labels to all posts about voting by federal elected officials and candidates in the US, as it said it would do. But the move appears to be sowing confusion rather than dispelling it.
An online voting system approved in three US states is vulnerable to manipulation by hackers and may not protect ballot secrecy, according to an analysis by security researchers.
When Twitter slapped a warning label over US President Donald Trump’s tweet Thursday night about riots in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, the company’s official explanation was that the president had violated a rule prohibiting “glorification of violence”. But that justification doesn’t explain why Twitter chose to leave the tweet on the site for people to see, or why it blocked the ability to write replies, or why past tweets seemingly breaking the same rule were allowed to stand unaltered.
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would limit liability protections social media companies enjoy after Twitter Inc began selective fact checks of his posts on the platform.
After weeks of being bombarded with leaflets, television ads and door-knocking canvassers, Jersey City residents will vote Nov 5 on new restrictions on home-sharing companies like Airbnb Inc.