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Why Is Georgia Buying Insecure Voting Machines? It Doesn't Matter, They Are

The most basic rule of deduction is that a simple explanation is far better than a complex one. The fewer assumptions one has to make, the fewer leaps of logic, the more likely it is that a conclusion is correct. So when we ask why the Georgia Republican Party is so dead set on spending $150 million to purchase voting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Georgia, Georgia Republican Party, Election Hacking, 2020 Election, Election Integrity


Tiktok’s ‘Safety Centre’ now has info on elections and anti-bullying; in 10 Indian languages

ByteDance owned social network TikTok has announced that its Safety Centre – a resource that gives users tools and information to protect themselves online – is now available in 10 major Indian languages – Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada,... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Video, Elections, News, Internet, Social Media, Content, Election Integrity, Bytedance, Tiktok


Twitter to hire India head and liaison officer for elections in India

Twitter will hire a liaison officer with the Election Commission of India, reports Reuters. This follows a government IT Committee meeting, which gave Twitter 10 days to respond to its questions. Twitter’s global head of public policy Colin Crowell, who represented the company at the committee,... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Policy, Reuters, Election Commission, Colin Crowell, Election Commission of India, IT Committee, Election Integrity


IT Parliamentary Committee calls on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram reps to meet next month

The Indian Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has called on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram representatives to discuss the safeguarding of citizens’ rights on online platforms, reports Business Standard. This meeting will be held on 6 March, and according to the report, the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Instagram, Internet, Government, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Content, Facebook WhatsApp, Content Moderation, Election Integrity, IT Parliamentary Committee


Elections 2019: Google to train journos on fact checking, verification, data visualisation

Google News Initiative has partnered with DataLeads and Internews to host a series of training sessions titled “PollCheck: Covering India’s Election” for Indian journalists and journalism students for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The sessions will be held in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Bangla,... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Publishing, Elections, News, Media, Internet, Internews, Fake News, Election Integrity, Google News Initiative, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Twitter to verify political advertisers and launch an ad log in India

Following Google and Facebook’s suit, Twitter is launching advertiser verification and an ‘Ads Transparency Center’ in India to increase election transparency around advertising. The policy will come into effect on March 11. Political advertisers have to verify themselves to run ads on... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, India, Social Media, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Bombay HC election transparency case: Google and FB submit ad policies

In response to a petition in the Bombay HC, Facebook and Google have submitted that they will make changes (more on these changes below*) to their advertising policy ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, as reported by LiveLaw. Google and Facebook’s affidavits were submitted before the bench of... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Youtube, Social Media, Bombay, Intermediary Liability, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Bombay HC Facebook, LiveLaw Google


Facebook appoints Natasha Jog as election integrity head for India

Facebook has appointed former journalist Natasha Jog as its election integrity head for India, along with two other public policy professionals for politics and government roles, reports the Economic Times. This three-member team will oversee Facebook’s election integrity efforts in India.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, India, Social Media, Economic Times, Industry Moves, Fake News, Election Integrity, Natasha Jog


Facebook’s Community Action petitions in the US: change.org competitor?

Facebook will roll out a petitions feature called ‘Community Action’ in the US this week, which it has been testing in a couple of unspecified markets, reports TechCrunch. With the feature, Facebook users can create a community action with a title, description and image, and tag... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, US, Social Media, Political Ads, Election Integrity


Updated: Google to release political ads archive and transparency report in India

Update: Google’s responses have been embedded into the story. Ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections in May-June 2019, Google will now release a political advertising transparency report and a searchable political ads archive for India in March. Google claims that the steps will bring transparency... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Elections, News, Internet, India, Advertising, Social Media, Policy, Transparency Report, Political Ads, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Lok Sabha Elections


Google to release political ads archive and transparency report in India

Ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections in May-June 2019, Google will now release a political advertising transparency report and a searchable political ads archive for India in March. Google claims that the steps will bring transparency to election ads as voters can get information about who is... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Elections, News, Internet, India, Advertising, Social Media, Policy, Transparency Report, Political Ads, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Lok Sabha Elections


Facebook to launch a political ads library in India next month

Facebook will put all political ads on its platform in India in a searchable online library starting next month. This library will contain contact information of the ad buyers and their official regulatory certificates, which have to match their government-issued documents, reports Reuters.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Policy, Political Ads, Fake News, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Facebook suspends Philippines media company’s accounts for scamming

Facebook has banned Twinmark Media Enterprises, a Philippines digital marketing group, because it was using fake accounts, leading users to ad farms, and selling access to their Facebook pages to increase distribution. “This organization has repeatedly violated our misrepresentation and spam... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Instagram, Internet, Social Media, Policy, Philippines, Misinformation, Fake News, Election Integrity, Twinmark Media Enterprises


Facebook, Google, Twitter to assist ECI in keeping polls clean: report

Social media companies Google, Facebook and Twitter have assured the Election Commission that their platforms won’t be used for anything which affects polls during the campaign period, reports The Hindu. A committee under Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha contacted the regional... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Social Media, Election Commission, Facebook Google Twitter, Google Facebook and Twitter, Election Integrity, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Umesh Sinha


Senate Republicans Vote Against Increased Funds for Election Security

States have urged the federal government to provide more funding in order to beef up cybersecurity in voting systems, but Republicans in Congress just don’t think it’s the right time to do it. On Wednesday, an amendment to allocate $250 million for election security was rejected by the Senate on partisan lines.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Senate, Vote, Election Integrity


Facebook shuts down disinformation network targeting US elections

Facebook has shut down a disinformation network of 32 accounts and pages which were putting out divisive messaging ahead of the upcoming US mid-term elections in November. Facebook said the accounts stands suspended for “coordinated inauthentic behavior”. These accounts were created... ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, US, Social Media, Us Elections, Cambridge Analytica, Election Integrity, Facebook. Fake news


Twitter is holding off on fixing verification policy to focus on election integrity

Twitter is pausing its work on overhauling its verification process, which provides a blue checkmark to public figures, in favor of election integrity, Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour tweeted today. That’s because, as we approach another election season, “updating our verification program isn’t a top priority for us right now (election integrity is),” he wrote on Twitter this afternoon. Last November, Twitter paused its account verifications as it tried to figure out a way to address con...
Tags: Social, Twitter, Tech, Policy, Kayvon Beykpour, Charlottesville Virginia, Beykpour, Verification, Election Integrity, Jason Keller


Even a Novice Hacker Could Breach the Network Hosting Kris Kobach's Bogus Voter Fraud Program

A program overseen by the head of President Trump’s so-called “election integrity” commission—which is now largely a tool for driving conspiracy theories about “massive voter fraud” in the United States—is placing the personal data of millions of American voters at risk, according to internal records and security…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Trump, Kris Kobach, Election Integrity, Voter Fraud Fraud, Bogus Voter Fraud Program


Vice chair of 'Election Integrity' group repeatedly backed Trump's unfounded claim that millions voted illegally

The man Donald Trump appointed Thursday to be vice chair of a commission to investigate voter fraud repeatedly backed Trump's unfounded charge that millions voted illegally in the 2016 election.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Election Integrity