A YouTube network was spreading election disinformation for two months

YouTube promised it would crack down on US election disinformation in early December, but it appear to have missed a large target. BuzzFeed News has learned that…

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Twitter’s latest Trump labels say Biden won the election

Twitter’s election results labels are now decidedly more explicit. Variety found that Twitter is now labeling President Trump’s tweets (and presumably others) with a notice that “election…

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Donald Trump fires election cybersecurity director Christopher Krebs

Several days ago, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — a section of the Department of Homeland Security that, among other things, works on election security —…

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Federal cybersecurity agency calls election ‘most secure in American history’

Despite claims made without any evidence about the validity of the November election, a collection of election officials signed on to a statement distributed by the Cybersecurity…

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Facebook puts groups on ‘probation’ for repeatedly spreading disinformation

Facebook’s post-election crackdown on groups is extending beyond bans. The company told the Washington Post that it’s now putting political and social groups on probation if they…

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Joe Biden’s campaign has a ‘Fortnite’ island

If you’re running Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and want to make a last-minute push for the youth vote, what do you do? Set up a Fortnite island,…

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FBI, Homeland Security detail how Iranian hackers stole US voter data

US officials are shedding more light on how Iran-linked hackers stole voter info to send intimidating emails to Democrat voters. The FBI and Homeland Security’s CISA have…

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Feds blame Russia, Iran for election misinformation and threatening emails

At a press conference on Wednesday evening, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told reporters that two foreign actors, Iran and Russia, have been identified as taking…

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Facebook turned down 2.2 million ads meant to interfere with US voting

Facebook really, really wants you to know it’s cracking down on attempts to interfere with voting in the 2020 US election. Global affairs VP Nick Clegg told…

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Chinese hackers impersonated McAfee to attack election campaign staffers

Google warned in June that state-sponsored hackers were targeting 2020 US election campaigns, and now it’s outlining some of the methods those perpetrators used. APT31, a group…

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