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2020 US elections

Indranil Banerjie | Are America’s days over as world’s moral arbiter?

The bitter and highly polarised November 2020 election was watched with disbelief and distaste across the world

02 Dec 2020 7:23 AM

B-wood celebrates US election results

The Biden–Harris victory in the 2020 presidential elections has brought cheer to many in tinseltown

09 Nov 2020 12:15 AM

Amid new dawn in the US, India may now have to work differently

Most Indians may not know that in April India was earmarked as a “Country of Particular Concern” by the USCIRF

08 Nov 2020 4:21 AM

Meghan, the first Royal to vote

cast her vote early via mail-in ballot

05 Nov 2020 12:15 PM

YouTube adds information panels to videos to give voters reliable info ahead of US election

As most voters take to voting by post amid the pandemic, YouTube has put out videos on Mail-in Voting to combat posts spreading falsehoods.

24 Sep 2020 5:04 PM

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Facebook launches information centres to get people to vote to make up for its role in 2016

Facebook is seeking to show that it is no longer a means of massive disinformation as it was ahead of major votes in 2016.

21 Sep 2020 5:55 PM

US government not upfront about hackers targeting elections, so Congress relies on tech firms for alerts

With the Trump administration blocking what Congress learns about election threats, private companies are called upon to fill the breach.

19 Sep 2020 8:37 PM

Facebook not doing enough to stop election manipulation, says fired employee

She said she found multiple blatant attempts by foreign national governments to abuse the platform on vast scales to mislead the citizenry.

15 Sep 2020 8:15 PM

Microsoft warns of Russia, China hackers' attempts to influence US elections

Foreign activity groups have stepped up efforts targeting the election as had been anticipated, Microsoft corporate vice president Tom Burt.

11 Sep 2020 5:02 PM

Team Trump sticks to polarising, manipulative content on social media ahead of election

The open use of digitally-altered images by Trump and other candidates in 2020 has tech giants worried.

05 Sep 2020 5:38 PM

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Microsoft launches software to detect deepfakes ahead of US election

The software analyses an image or each frame of a video, looking for evidence of manipulation that could be invisible to the naked eye.

03 Sep 2020 8:26 PM

Facebook says it will ban fresh political ads in week before US elections to prevent disinformation

However, political campaigns will be allowed to run existing ads to run and change how they are targeted.

03 Sep 2020 8:06 PM

Google joins other internet platforms to shield US election from disinformation

A coordinated effort is being made by online platforms to curb the spread of disinformation and thwart efforts to manipulate voters.

14 Aug 2020 11:36 AM

Facebook, Twitter crack down on Russia, China agents trying to sway US election

State-led influence campaigns were prominent on social media during the 2016 US elections and have been seen around the world.

07 Aug 2020 7:11 PM

Twitter hack brings up concerns about social media manipulation ahead of US election

Tweets may increase misperception and sow confusion during crises, creating escalation incentives for an adversary, experts say.

17 Jul 2020 7:36 PM

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This time, we'll block foreign state ads on US election, says Facebook

Social media giant however puts onus on users to decide whether they want to see other political ads or not.

17 Jun 2020 6:27 PM

This time, we'll block foreign state ads on US election, says Facebook

Social media giant however puts onus on users to decide whether they want to see other political ads or not.

17 Jun 2020 6:27 PM

Always-on-Twitter Trump threatens on Twitter to shut down Twitter!

The latest of the president's rants came after the platform flagged two of his tweets as unsubstantiated.

27 May 2020 6:06 PM

Was behind in 2016, but confident of stopping election interference this time, Zuckerberg says

Facebook had been accused of helping Trump win in 2016 through misinformation that was posted by foreign governments online.

21 May 2020 9:18 PM

Can't remain an Average Joe online, Biden's gotta go 'social' to beat Trump in the election

Strategists worry that Biden is dangerously behind Trump on key metrics across platforms including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

12 May 2020 3:23 PM

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