Elections

Disinformation

Russian Woman Charged With Influencing US Elections on Social Media

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was part of a wide-ranging project to influence the 2016 and 2018 election on social media.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago
ALIENS

Republican Running in Key Florida Race Says She Was Abducted by Aliens

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is one of the frontrunners in the district’s GOP primary.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.20.18
Digital Politics

How Facebook and Google Win By Embedding in Political Campaigns

A new report from the Campaign for Accountability details the questionable role of internet platforms in election races.
Sarah Emerson
8.15.18
digital divide

24 Million Americans Don't Have Access to Broadband—Why Isn't It an Election Issue?

It’s rare that the digital divide even gets lip service, let alone a robust platform from candidates.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.1.18
election influence

Watch Cambridge Analytica’s CEO Offer to Entrap Political Opponents With Sex Workers

Secret video of Cambridge Analytica’s top executives reveals how the firm covertly and unethically influences elections around the world.
Sarah Emerson
3.19.18
Trump 2020,

Federal Employees Could Get Fired for Liking the Wrong Tweet

Since Trump is already campaigning for 2020, the Hatch Act is in effect, and it covers social media.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.6.18
Boty Politic

The Bots That Are Changing Politics

A taxonomy of politibots, a swelling force in global elections that cannot be ignored.
Renee DiResta
John Little
Jonathon Morgan
Lisa Maria Neudert
Ben Nimmo
11.2.17
314 Action

These 14 Scientists Are Opposing Anti-Science Conservatives in the Next Election

The nerds are here.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.18.17
Internet Insecurity

Hacking Germany's Vote Counting Software Was ‘Trivial,’ Researchers Warn

A group of researchers found that the software to count votes was a “total disaster.“
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.7.17
def con

At DEF CON, I Watched Hackers Take Voting Machines Apart

At the annual DEF CON hacking conference, hackers were given free reign to rip apart, reverse engineer and probe voting machines, some of which are currently in use across the US.
Joseph Cox
7.28.17
Internet Insecurity

Online Voting Is a Terrible Idea

An ode to pen and paper.
Claudio Guarnieri
6.9.17
Facebook elects

Britain's Political Parties Are Spending Millions on Voter Micro-Targeting

The data that turned the world upside down continues to do so.
Ben Sullivan
5.9.17