Elections
Twitter adds way to report voter-tricking tweets  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Twitter on Wednesday began making it easier to report tweets aimed at interfering with people voting, starting first in Europe and India. more
Presidential hopeful John Delaney wants you to unfollow Trump on Twitter  THE VERGE · 8 hours
Democratic presidential hopeful John Delaney wants to hit President Donald Trump where it hurts... more
Twitter to offer report option for misleading election tweets  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Twitter is adding a dedicated report option that enables users to tell it about misleading tweets related to voting — starting with elections taking place in India and the European... more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Twitter Makes It Easier to Report Fake News  Gadgets 360 · 12 hours
Twitter on Wednesday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to report misleading information about voting. more
Netflix spared as Academy keeps Oscars rule unchanged  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday voted to not change its rule for a film's Oscars eligibility, sparing Netflix after months of pressure to exclude the streaming titan. more
Netflix Spared as Academy Keeps Oscars Rule Unchanged  Gadgets 360 · 15 hours
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday voted to not change its rule for a film's Oscars eligibility, sparing Netflix. more
Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Australia's prime minister and his political rival say they are not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese social media to woo Chinese-speaking... more
Washington state bill limits measles vaccine exemptions  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Washington state lawmakers voted Tuesday to removes parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children for measles more
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey meets with President Trump - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Twitter says Dorsey discussed the "health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 US elections." more
Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday’s elections  TechCrunch · 1 day
Facebook has quietly removed three far right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread... more
Election interference is 'online harm', MPs hear  BBC · 1 day
The UK's information commissioner has strong words on the need for reform of political ads online. more
Pete Buttigieg wants the FTC to fight big tech monopolies  THE VERGE · 1 day
During his CNN town hall event last night in New Hampshire, 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg... more
Rurality, social identity is driving polarization in Iowa  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As the race for the 2020 presidential election ramps up, so too will questions about voter attitudes in states that switched from blue to red in 2016. more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: AI, Social Media Regulation Find Prominence in Poll Manifestos  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Bharatiya Janata Party, which pushed digital transactions in a major way during its five-year rule ending this year, said it would further... more
Tesla will reduce the size of its advisory board, according to SEC filing - Roadshow  CNET · 5 days
Four members of Tesla's board won't be seeking re-election when their terms expire over the next several years. more
The PDF Association thinks the Mueller report sucks  THE VERGE · 5 days
When Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election yesterday and political... more
Mueller report: How to read the doc online or download it for free - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The special counsel's report on Russia's interference in 2016 US presidential election is now available and could further... more
Election Commission Launches 'Voter Turnout' App for Android  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Election Commission (EC) on Thursday launched a new mobile application for near-realtime availability of voter turnout during elections across the country. more
How the Mueller report indicts social networks  THE VERGE · 6 days
In many ways, our cultural reckoning over social networks and the internet in general began at the end of 2016. Russia had... more
Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election  TechCrunch · 6 days
Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings... more
Add Craigslist to the tech platforms Russians used to manipulate the 2016 election  TechCrunch · 6 days
In one of the weirder revelations to come out of the Mueller report released this morning, it seems that Craigslist was yet... more
Mueller report dives into Russian election interference and Trump campaign - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Mueller report dives into Russian election interference - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
Mueller report dives deep into Russian election interference - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. more
How superstitions spread  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the presence or flight patterns of birds. Builders often omit the thirteenth floor from their floor plans,... more
Mueller report offers glimpse into Russian election meddling, no collusion with Trump - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The report from special counsel Robert Mueller outlines cyberattacks and social media disinformation leading up to the 2016 US presidential... more
Read the Mueller report here  TechCrunch · 6 days
The Mueller report has been published. It was posted at 11am ET, a month after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his findings to the Justice Department examining Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Per remarks by... more
Publishers are scrambling to ready ebook versions of the Mueller report  THE VERGE · 6 days
For nearly two years, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russia’s efforts to... more
Mueller report coming at 11 a.m. ET Thursday: The facts on the Trump-Russia case - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The 400-page report on Russia's interference in 2016 US Presidential election will soon be in hands... more
AG Barr: Trump campaign did not work with Russia to hack 2016 elections - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The Justice Department held a press conference as it prepares to deliver the Mueller report on Thursday. more
Why we’re looking into the Mueller Report  TechCrunch · 6 days
After nearly two years of investigation and months of delays (not to mention partisan bickering the whole time), Special Investigator Robert Mueller's report on the President's campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election... more
Striking a balance between climate action and social equality  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
At a referendum held in February, residents of Freiburg im Breisgau voted in favour of building a site in their city that will combine environmental and societal targets. The plan... more
Iraq Parliament Bans Online Battle Games, Citing 'Negative' Influence  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Iraq's parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban the popular but brutal online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for "inciting violence" in the war-torn country. more
How to Vote #India: How to Vote in Lok Sabha Election 2019  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
how to vote in #India's Lok Sabha election 2019? Where is my elections 2019 polling booth? All your polling related questions answered. more
Australia officials work with social media to safeguard poll  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Australian electoral authorities say they have for the first time set up a cybersecurity task force and are working with social media companies to tackle misinformation in the run up... more
FCC chairman moves to block China Mobile from entering the US  THE VERGE · 1 week
On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said that he opposes a... more
Aggressive new terrorist content regulation passes EU vote  THE VERGE · 1 week
European Union lawmakers today approved controversial legislation that would require platforms to take down terrorist content within one hour of... more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Airtel, Jio, Vodafone Offer Curated Election Section on Their TV Apps  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The election sections have content from different news channels like Live News TV channels, short news bulletins, collection... more
Challenging the conventional wisdom about the Canadian electorate  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It is well-known that the major Canadian political parties now use political marketing tools to segment the electorate and target specific groups of voters. According to a new study appearing in the... more
Article 13: UK helps push through new EU copyright rules  BBC · 1 week
The UK supports a final vote in favour of new online copyright rules, but some EU nations objected. more
Article 13: EU countries approve copyright directive - CNET  CNET · 1 week
The nations agreed to adopt the legislation after the European Parliament voted on it last month. more
The Latest: Populist party amazed by Finland election result  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Chairman of populist Finns Party says he's surprised at how he and his party performed in Finland's parliamentary election more
The Latest: Center-left Finnish party hails narrow win  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The leader of Finland's center-left Social Democratic Party vowed to focus on climate and social policies after election results indicated his party won the most seats in parliament more
The Latest: Finland populist party on Social Democrat heels  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Election returns in Finland indicate the Social Democratic Party was the top vote-getter in the country's parliamentary election, trailed closely by the populist euroskeptic Finns Party more
The Latest: Finnish Social Democrats head sees 2-party race  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The leader of Finland's center-left Social Democratic Party says he expects the rest of election night in a two-way contest with the conservative National Coalition Party more
The Latest: Early returns show close contest in Finland  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Early returns from Finland's parliamentary election have the center-left Social Democratic Party in first place and the conservative National Coalition Party not far behind with most of the ballots that... more
The Latest: Finns Party wants "moderate" climate actions  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
While the debate over climate change has dominated the campaign for Finland's parliamentary election, the populist Finns Party disagrees with other parties on what measures to take more
Swiss to vote on animal and human testing ban  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Swiss will get their say on whether to allow animal and human testing of products sold in the rich Alpine country, the government said Friday, after concerns were raised... more
Public to vote for name of planet in our solar system  Sky News · 2 weeks
Astronomers have invited the public to help decide the name of a planet in our solar system. more
Swiss to vote on animal testing as foes put a ban on ballot  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Swiss will get their say on whether to allow animal and human testing of products sold in the rich Alpine country,... more
Election Commission's Voter Helpline App Helps Over 300 Cast Votes in Meerut  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Election Commission's Voter Helpline mobile app helps voters find details and a note can be downloaded, which can be used to cast vote. more
Russian Lawmakers Back Tighter Controls in Second Reading of ‘Sovereign’ Internet Bill  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Russian lawmakers backed tighter Internet controls on Thursday to defend against foreign meddling, in a preliminary vote on draft legislation. more
How to Check Voter List to Find Your Name for Lok Sabha Elections 2019  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
General Elections 2019 are around the corner, and we tell you how to check if your name is on the... more
How to Vote in India for Lok Sabha Election 2019  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
How to vote in India in the Lok Sabha election 2019? This article includes step by step instructions to help you understand how to vote in India. more
House of Representatives passes Save The Net Act to restore Net Neutrality  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The first step of a tough uphill battle. On a cold winter day in mid-December of 2017, the FCC voted to kill Net Neutrality.... more
Facebook will limit reach of groups that share misinformation  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Facebook is announcing a handful of updates today that are designed to reduce the reach of harmful content... more
Democrats’ net neutrality bill passes House - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
But Republicans in the Senate promise to shut it down before it gets a vote in that chamber. more
House approves Save the Internet Act that would reinstate net neutrality  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives successfully pushed through a measure that would reinstate... more
Empathy is the secret ingredient that makes cooperation – and civilization – possible  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Human societies are so prosperous mostly because of how altruistic we are. Unlike other animals, people cooperate even with complete strangers. We... more
How Twitter helped Trump win the U.S. Elections  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research published today, 9 April, 2019 found a movement of Twitter followers helped President Donald Trump garner support during his election campaign for the 2016 U.S. presidency. more
Twitter Launches Emoji for EU Election in May  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Together with Facebook and Google, Twitter has come under pressure to do more to combat disinformation about the elections. more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Snapchat Launches Tools for Voters  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Snapchat has designed a range of tools including filters, stickers, Bitmoji, lenses, and Snap Map integrations especially for the polls. more
Before India's election, voters feed on false information  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
False news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels before India's elections begin, and that's posing a problem for officials trying to combat it more
Before India's elections, voters feed on false information  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
False news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels before India's elections begin, and that's posing a problem for officials trying to combat it more
France’s tax on tech giants passes first vote  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The lower house of the French parliament has voted in favor of the new tax on tech giants without any modification. Big tech companies that generate significant revenue in France will be... more
In India's election, voters feed on false information  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
As the world's largest democracy starts voting in a phased general election carried out over six weeks, election officials are seeking to combat the spread of fake news more
One-hour terrorist takedowns backed by EU parliament’s civil liberties committee  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee (Libe) voted yesterday to back proposed legislation for a one-hour takedown rule for online terrorist content which critics argue will force websites... more
Nissan's shareholders voted and want Carlos Ghosn, baby, gone, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The once celebrated auto executive has now been officially removed from his position as board chair for Nissan by that company's shareholders. more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Facebook Removing 1 Million Abusive Accounts a Day  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Facebook said it was working for more than 18 months now to make sure that Indian elections were fair and free from interference, both... more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Facebook Says Has Made Headway Against Online Abuses  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Facebook has said it has made strides in its efforts to prevent online abuses in the Log Sabha Elections that starts this week but... more
Amazon Efforts to Stop Shareholder Votes on Facial Recognition Blocked by US SEC  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
US securities regulators shot down attempts by Amazon.com to stop its investors from considering two shareholder proposals about the company's controversial sale... more
Facebook's Zuckerberg Confident of Stopping Interference in US 2020 Campaign  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Zuckerberg is confident the world's biggest social network will do better in 2020 at stopping "bad actors" from manipulating the US presidential election. more
Facebook Vows to Block Foreign Ad-Buying During Australia's Election  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Facebook said on Friday it would block electoral advertisements purchased outside Australia from being displayed there ahead of a national election due in May. more
Facebook to block foreign ads for Australia election  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Facebook will block election advertising from outside Australia ahead of polls next month, in the wake of growing criticism of the social media giant's role in the spread of disinformation. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio weighs in on BuzzFeed union dispute  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
An apparent breakdown in talks between BuzzFeed management and the company’s newsroom union spurred expressions of solidarity from other unions — and even from New York City Mayor... more
Amazon has to let shareholders vote on government Rekognition ban, SEC says  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Amazon will have to let shareholders vote on proposals to curb sales of its controversial facial recognition product, the Securities and Exchange Commission said... more
Twitter reverses stance and allows ad encouraging you to vote in France  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Political ads on social networks have become a lot more complicated in France after the French parliament passed the so-called “fake news law” in... more
Voter ID laws don't seem to suppress minority votes – despite what Republicans might want  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Strict voter ID laws require residents to possess a valid, state-approved identification in order to vote. more
WhatsApp's New Tipline Isn't Really a Helpline for Those Looking to Verify News  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
WhatsApp has launched a tipline in India to combat fake news ahead of the upcoming general elections, but it isn't just another... more
Facebook Cannot Guarantee Interference-Free EU Elections: Zuckerberg  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Facebook is much better than it was in 2016 at tackling election interference but cannot guarantee it will not be used to undermine European Parliament elections in May, Zuckerberg said. more
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