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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona's voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the Nov 8 presidential election.
When Americans voted to renew President Barack Obama's lease on the White House in November 2012, more than 9 million citizens took to Facebook to click the "I'm a Voter" button, showing their online friends that they had cast a ballot.
Senior British politicians have called for voter registration for the June 23 referendum on EU membership to be reopened after a government website crashed shortly before the deadline on the night of June 7, hampering some people's efforts to register.
A website used by millions of Dutch voters to test their political preferences was quietly keeping a tally of how many were matched with each party, a security researcher who penetrated the site said.
Twitter has started to remove fake campaign ads that are meant to discourage supporters of Hillary Clinton from voting by removing individual tweets, and in at least one case banning an entire account.
Chinese and Russian hackers are attacking Indonesia’s voter data base in a bid to disrupt the country’s upcoming presidential election, according to a senior election commission official.
Russia’s cyberattack on the US electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as previously reported.
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.
It started months before Election Day with false claims on Facebook and Twitter that mail-in ballots cast for President Donald Trump had been chucked in dumpsters or rivers.