Bots might prove harder to detect in 2020 elections

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain USC Information Sciences Institute (USC ISI) computer scientist, Emilio Ferrara, has new research indicating that bots or fake accounts enabled by artificial intelligence on social media have evolved and are now better able to copy human behaviors in order to avoid detection. In the journal First Monday, research by Ferrara […]

Facebook tightens rules for political ads ahead of US elections

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Facebook said Wednesday it would tighten its rules for political ad spending ahead of the 2020 US elections, notably by requiring more information about who is paying for campaign messages. The move is the latest by Facebook to crack down on efforts to deceive or manipulate users after the social […]

Many Wisconsin elections clerks use outdated systems

[ad_1] Hundreds of local clerks are using outdated computer systems and aren’t installing security patches on their current systems, leaving Wisconsin’s election system vulnerable to potentially devastating cyberattacks, state elections officials fear. Federal and state elections officials across the country have stepped up their efforts to block hackers from wreaking havoc during the 2020 contests […]

Data-driven elections and the key questions about voter surveillance

[ad_1] Using data during election campaigns is nothing new. But as the Canadian federal election approaches, authorities must be diligent that data tracking doesn’t become surveillance. Credit: Shutterstock The upcoming Canadian federal election once again raises the spectre of interference and disruption through the misuse and abuse of personal data. This is a surveillance issue, […]