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Facebook to add link to ‘authoritative’ info on posts about voting—even Trump’s

06.26.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Facebook took a teeny step forward on its tightrope walk between helping people vote in 2020 and not ******* off President Donald Trump. In a livestreamed video Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared new policies that he claims will help people ... ...

Kentucky Election Board conveniently cuts 3,500 polling stations ahead of primaries

A record-breaking number of Kentuckians have registered to vote this year, when Lovecraftian demon Mitch McConnell is up for another term in the Senate. A slight majority of those voters are actually registered as Democrats, too. In fact, only 9 percent of those registered voters are ineligible to participate in the

Facebook says it will show geographic origin of some posts, to thwart foreign political disinformation campaigns

On Wednesday, Facebook said it will label posts from popular accounts to reveal their geographic origin, an attempt to limit election-year political misinformation by foreign entities.

Often, such accounts attempt to trick the user into believing they are legitimate groups and political parties based in the United States.

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Researchers say Voatz voting app has big security flaws, 4 states using it for 2020 elections anyway

Researchers at MIT say the voting app Voatz, which is being used by at least 4 states in the 2020 elections, has major security flaws that could allow an attacker to intercept and alter votes, while making voters think their votes have been cast correctly, or trick the votes server into accepting connections from an ...

After Iowa caucus flub, can tech be trusted in elections?

An app intended to speed up reporting of election results for the Iowa caucuses has failed spectacularly, not only confusing the electorate but perhaps poisoning their feelings toward making any technological “improvements” to the voting process whatsoever. TechCrunch staff reporters Brian Heater, Jonathan Shieber, Zack Whittaker, Devin Coldewey and Ingrid Lunden discussed the issue informally. ...

Disinformation 2020: FBI warns of ongoing Russian ‘information warfare’

“They identify an issue that they know that the American people feel passionately about on both sides and then they take both sides and spin them up so they pit us against each other. And then they combine that with an effort to weaken our confidence in our elections and our democratic institutions which has ...

Here’s the plan to subvert the Electoral College without amending the Constitution

If you think the Electoral College should be scrapped because it sometimes results in getting a candidate elected that most of its citizens didn't vote for, then you might not have to wait forever for a Constitutional amendment to abolish it.

In his latest video, CPG Grey outlines a plan to subvert Electoral College using the ...

John Oliver takes an eye-opening look at the problems with the U.S. voting system

11.04.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Think your vote is nice and secure? Think again. As John Oliver breaks down in the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, the systems Americans use to cast their votes during elections are anything but — from hacking vulnerabilities to the on... ...

Gerry is an **** font made from gerrymandered districts

Ooh, this is awesome. Activists have made a free font called Gerry that is made from the shapes of gerrymandered congressional districts. They encourage you to use it to write your representative.

It's here. GERRY. A font created by your congressional districts. Log on to https://t.co/WkuVp7oDpu and use the ...