The 2020 Election Shows the Techlash Has Only Gone So Far

Since starting as a reporter on the tech-and-politics beat in November, I’ve saw a same habit for each of the Democratic primary debates: My editor informs me one is happening, I offset my projects, and I watch in bemused fright,…

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1,357 Delegates Up for Grabsand More Key Super Tuesday Stats

It feels as if the Democratic primary has been going on forever. Ten debates. Twenty-eight safaruss propelled, 23 folded. Hundreds of millions of dollars in ad. And hitherto, despite all that, merely 149 obligated delegates–of an eventual 3,979 — have…

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Three-quarters of Americans lack confidence in tech companies ability to fight election interference

A substantial majority of Americans have lost faith in tech fellowships’ ability to prevent the misuse of their programmes to influence the 2020 general elections, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, released today. The study found that…

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Russia Doesn’t Want Bernie Sanders. It Wants Chaos

If there’s one argument intellect officials have stuck to about Russian interference in US elections, it’s that it never stopped. Not after the 2016 election , not after the 2018 midterms, and certainly not now, well into the 2020 primary…

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Qanon Deploys ‘Information Warfare’ to Influence the 2020 Election

When the notorious online gathering 8chan was forced off the internet in August, after being linked to acts of violence including the Christchurch shooting, it looked like a blow to the Qanon plot fluctuation, which had offset 8chan its virtual…

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After the Iowa Caucus Meltdown, New Hampshire Says Its Ready

Election executives in New Hampshire say they’re confident that the state’s Democratic primary will not be a repeat of this week’s Iowa caucus, which has been beset by tech issues and reporting delays. As of Thursday morning, the results still…

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The Virus, the Vote, and the Very Long Week

This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED digital director Brian Barrett attaches us to talk about the app that derailed the Iowa caucus–and what it means for elections to come. Then, a gossip with WIRED staff writer Megan Molteni about how…

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YouTube Will Police Political Videos More Closely

As the 2020 election begins in earnest with Monday’s Iowa caucuses, YouTube is cracking down on election-related disinformation in an attempt to protect users. Google’s video-sharing site has long had policies barring deceitful practices and engagement manipulation, but made headlines…

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Twitter is bringing back Election Labels to identify 2020 US election candidates

With exactly less than a year until U.S. Election Day, Twitter is generating back its Election Labels, which provide information about political nominees — including which office they’re running for and their government and quarter crowd. The labels will too…

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Israels Benjamin Netanyahu Tapped to Form New Government After Repeat Election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been nominated to form a new government, the country’s director, Reuven Rivlin, announced Wednesday. ” The converge between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz has concluded. In a short time, the responsibility for forming the…

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