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Why Scientists Should Stop Misusing Science To Influence The Election

Scientists do a greater public service by remaining objective than by endorsing political … [+] candidates. getty Earlier this month, the editors of Scientific American, published an all-out, endorsement of…

Misinformation on Facebook is three times more popular than it was during the 2016 election, according to new research

© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in…

Microsoft takes down hacking network with potential to disrupt election

A group of tech companies dismantled a powerful hacking tool used by Russian attackers just three weeks before the US presidential election. On Monday, Microsoft announced actions against Trickbot, a…

The Case for Buying Asia Stocks Over U.S. Ones as Election Nears

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg An expected surge in election-related volatility in the U.S. stock market is paving the way for Asian shares to make a run at besting…

Cyber Command has sought to disrupt the world’s largest botnet, hoping to reduce its potential impact on the election

The effort is part of what Gen. Paul Nakasone, the head of Cyber Command, calls “persistent engagement,” or the imposition of cumulative costs on an adversary by keeping them constantly…

Twitter Adds Major Changes Ahead of 2020 Election Day

Photo: Olivier DOULIERY / AFP (Getty Images) Twitter on Friday announced changes that it hopes will limit the spread of disinformation surrounding the 2020 election, even if the bullshit is…

Twitter Tightens Misinfo Limits Ahead of Nov. 3 US Election | Business News

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Twitter is imposing tough new rules that restrict candidates from declaring premature victory and tighten its measures against spreading misinformation,…

Twitter bans calls for polling disruptions and early victory declarations to curb election abuse

Twitter’s moves, like those announced recently by Facebook, are aimed mainly at combating efforts to manipulate the political landscape at critical moments in the hotly contested national vote. The policy…

The Technology 202: Facebook’s new ad limits highlight pressure to prepare for chaotic election aftermath

The social network says the move is intended to limit misinformation and abuse of its service, following broad criticism that it has not done enough to stamp out falsehoods on…

As election draws closer, the NBA continues calls to vote

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) reacts after no foul was called against the Miami Heat during the second half in Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4,…