Neowin News Feed for: Elections https://www.neowin.net/news/tag/elections/ Neowin News Feed for: Elections en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net Twitter is now allowing users to report elections and COVID-19 misinformation https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-is-now-allowing-users-to-report-elections-and-covid-19-misinformation/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/05/1620730063_covid-vaccine_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Twitter is experimenting with allowing some users to report tweets containing misleading information, with a special focus on misinformation related to COVID-19, vaccines, and elections. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-is-now-allowing-users-to-report-elections-and-covid-19-misinformation">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Wed, 18 Aug 2021 05:54:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-is-now-allowing-users-to-report-elections-and-covid-19-misinformation Microsoft expands AccountGuard features to high-risk entities in 31 countries https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-expands-accountguard-features-to-high-risk-entities-in-31-countries/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/10/1538557589_encryption_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is expanding its identity and access management protections available in AccountGuard to high-risk customers in 31 democracies at no extra cost. It contains features like MFA and SSO. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-expands-accountguard-features-to-high-risk-entities-in-31-countries">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Wed, 10 Mar 2021 04:52:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-expands-accountguard-features-to-high-risk-entities-in-31-countries Microsoft is suspending PAC donations for officials who objected to election certification https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-suspending-pac-donations-for-officials-who-objected-to-election-certification/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/01/1580301872_microsoft_2_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced some changes to its PAC, a major one being suspending donations to Congress members who voted against election certification for the &quot;duration of the 2022 election cycle&quot;. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-suspending-pac-donations-for-officials-who-objected-to-election-certification">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Sat, 06 Feb 2021 08:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-suspending-pac-donations-for-officials-who-objected-to-election-certification Microsoft shares the innovative ways in which its ElectionGuard software is being utilized https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-shares-the-innovative-ways-in-which-its-electionguard-software-is-being-utilized/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2019/07/1563441147_microsoft_electionguard_1_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has highlighted the ways in which its ElectionGuard software is being made use of. The firm also plans to detail more of the software&#039;s use in traditional voting systems in the future. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-shares-the-innovative-ways-in-which-its-electionguard-software-is-being-utilized">Read more...</a> hamza.jawad@neowin.net (Hamza Jawad ) Fri, 04 Dec 2020 12:12:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-shares-the-innovative-ways-in-which-its-electionguard-software-is-being-utilized Here's how Twitter tried to stop the spread of misleading information during U.S. elections https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-how-twitter-tried-to-stop-the-spread-of-misleading-information-during-us-elections/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/07/1596227626_twitterhack_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Twitter has detailed its ongoing efforts to curb the spread of fake news related to the U.S. presidential elections. The company will also be reverting some product changes that had a negative impact. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-how-twitter-tried-to-stop-the-spread-of-misleading-information-during-us-elections">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Fri, 13 Nov 2020 03:32:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-how-twitter-tried-to-stop-the-spread-of-misleading-information-during-us-elections Facebook shares stats regarding user engagement in the U.S. prior to elections https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-shares-stats-regarding-user-engagement-in-the-us-prior-to-elections/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/10/1603296314_facebook_logo_5_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has shared some stats regarding user engagement in the U.S. prior to the elections. Following the race being called, heart reacts increased while angry reacts remained at usual levels. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-shares-stats-regarding-user-engagement-in-the-us-prior-to-elections">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Wed, 11 Nov 2020 09:40:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-shares-stats-regarding-user-engagement-in-the-us-prior-to-elections Microsoft on U.S. elections: We must build new bridges to unite people https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-on-us-elections-we-must-build-new-bridges-to-unite-people/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/07/1595905574_joe_biden_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a blog post, Microsoft President Brad Smith has congratulated the President- and Vice-President-Elect, and emphasized the importance of building bridges to close the divide between people. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-on-us-elections-we-must-build-new-bridges-to-unite-people">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Sat, 07 Nov 2020 20:02:05 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-on-us-elections-we-must-build-new-bridges-to-unite-people Bitcoin passes $15,000 for the first time since 2018 https://www.neowin.net/news/bitcoin-passes-15000-for-the-first-time-since-2018/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/12/1514063242_bitcoin1_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>The price of bitcoin has reached $15,000 for the first time since 2018. It comes as the US presidential race comes down to the wire with ballots being counted in a handful of crucial states. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/bitcoin-passes-15000-for-the-first-time-since-2018">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Fri, 06 Nov 2020 03:32:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/bitcoin-passes-15000-for-the-first-time-since-2018 Trump campaign website briefly defaced by hackers https://www.neowin.net/news/trump-campaign-website-briefly-defaced-by-hackers/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/10/1603866733_27hack-image-jumbo_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a stint that lasted for 30 minutes, hackers swapped out the &#039;Coalitions&#039; tab of President Trump&#039;s campaign website, threatening to release sensitive information in exchange for cryptocurrency. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/trump-campaign-website-briefly-defaced-by-hackers">Read more...</a> ather.fawaz@neowin.net (Ather Fawaz) Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:06:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/trump-campaign-website-briefly-defaced-by-hackers Microsoft has disabled 94% of Trickbot's critical operational infrastructure https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-has-disabled-94-of-trickbots-critical-operational-infrastructure/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/03/microsoft-security_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that it has taken down 120 out of 128 servers being utilized by the Trickbot botnet, an important stepping stone in digitally protecting the 2020 U.S. presidential elections. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-has-disabled-94-of-trickbots-critical-operational-infrastructure">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:10:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-has-disabled-94-of-trickbots-critical-operational-infrastructure Facebook announces new initiative to help states recruit poll workers https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-announces-new-initiative-to-help-states-recruit-poll-workers/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/08/1598478648_facebook_logo_4_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook is helping state election authorities recruit poll station workers through a new feature in the News Feed and free ad credits. The new initiative will be rolled out starting this weekend. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-announces-new-initiative-to-help-states-recruit-poll-workers">Read more...</a> jay.bonggolto@neowin.net (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 11 Sep 2020 20:24:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-announces-new-initiative-to-help-states-recruit-poll-workers Microsoft reports increased cyberattacks targeting U.S. elections https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reports-increased-cyberattacks-targeting-us-elections/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/04/shutterstock_222320305a_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has reported increased activity from hacking groups based in Russia, China, and Iran targeting the U.S. presidential elections. Both Biden and Trump campaigns have been attacked. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reports-increased-cyberattacks-targeting-us-elections">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Fri, 11 Sep 2020 07:10:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reports-increased-cyberattacks-targeting-us-elections Biden's campaign bans TikTok from employees mobile devices https://www.neowin.net/news/bidens-campaign-bans-tiktok-from-employees-mobile-devices/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/07/1595905574_joe_biden_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Biden&#039;s campaign banned TikTok from its staffer&#039;s mobile devices citing the privacy and security concerns as the firm has been under suspicion that it might share data with the Chinese Government. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/bidens-campaign-bans-tiktok-from-employees-mobile-devices">Read more...</a> paymentsmmhits@gmail.com (Hamza Khan) Tue, 28 Jul 2020 04:04:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/bidens-campaign-bans-tiktok-from-employees-mobile-devices Facebook will now label state-controlled media outlets and block their ads https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-will-now-label-state-controlled-media-outlets-and-block-their-ads/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2019/09/1567440843_facebook_logo_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced that it will begin labelling news outlets that are partially or fully controlled by state authorities, providing more transparency on the sources of information on the platform. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-will-now-label-state-controlled-media-outlets-and-block-their-ads">Read more...</a> joao.carrasqueira@neowin.net (João Carrasqueira) Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:16:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-will-now-label-state-controlled-media-outlets-and-block-their-ads Hackers from Iran tried to breach the U.S. presidential campaign, says Microsoft https://www.neowin.net/news/hackers-from-iran-tried-to-breach-the-us-presidential-campaign-says-microsoft/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/03/1490748311_mscloudsecurity_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Between August and September, the Iranian hacker group Phosphorus made more than 2,700 attempts to hack accounts linked to U.S. government officials and the 2020 presidential campaign. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/hackers-from-iran-tried-to-breach-the-us-presidential-campaign-says-microsoft">Read more...</a> ather.fawaz@neowin.net (Ather Fawaz) Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/hackers-from-iran-tried-to-breach-the-us-presidential-campaign-says-microsoft Facebook making it tougher to advertise during the 2020 U.S. presidential election https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-making-it-tougher-to-advertise-during-the-2020-us-presidential-election/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/09/1536687678_facebook3_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced that it&#039;s updating its ad-publishing rules ready for the upcoming U.S. presidential elections in 2020. With the changes voters will be able to easily track candidate spending. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-making-it-tougher-to-advertise-during-the-2020-us-presidential-election">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Wed, 28 Aug 2019 11:40:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-making-it-tougher-to-advertise-during-the-2020-us-presidential-election Facebook rolls out ad transparency tools globally, albeit with caveats https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-rolls-out-ad-transparency-tools-globally-albeit-with-caveats/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/12/1514066428_facebook3_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced the global roll out of its Ad Library and Ad Library API. While it wants political advertisers to sign up, it won&#039;t be proactively checking ads in many countries. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-rolls-out-ad-transparency-tools-globally-albeit-with-caveats">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-rolls-out-ad-transparency-tools-globally-albeit-with-caveats Twitter is cracking down on election tweets meant to mislead voters https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-is-cracking-down-on-election-tweets-meant-to-mislead-voters/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2019/04/1556111341_twitter_elections_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Twitter is rolling out a new reporting feature that will allow users to flag election tweets that may be deemed misleading. The tool will be available first in India from April 25 and later in EU. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-is-cracking-down-on-election-tweets-meant-to-mislead-voters">Read more...</a> jay.bonggolto@neowin.net (Jay Bonggolto) Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:14:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-is-cracking-down-on-election-tweets-meant-to-mislead-voters Facebook unveils plans to help protect Indian elections https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-unveils-plans-to-help-protect-indian-elections/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/09/1536687682_facebook4_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced a raft of measures that it has been working on for the past 18 months in order to protect the upcoming General Election in India. The measures expand on those in other regions. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-unveils-plans-to-help-protect-indian-elections">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:16:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-unveils-plans-to-help-protect-indian-elections Facebook announces measures to protect the upcoming European Union elections https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-announces-measures-to-protect-the-upcoming-european-union-elections/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/09/1536687686_facebook5_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced concrete steps that it is taking to do its part in the protection of the upcoming European Union elections which are scheduled to take place between 23 - 26 May. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-announces-measures-to-protect-the-upcoming-european-union-elections">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Fri, 29 Mar 2019 07:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-announces-measures-to-protect-the-upcoming-european-union-elections Twitter expands political ad transparency tools to EU, India, and Australia https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-expands-political-ad-transparency-tools-to-eu-india-and-australia/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/09/1536687184_twitter3_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Twitter has announced that political advertisers in the EU, India, and Australia will have to become verified through a process before they can publish ads. Rules come into effect on March 11th. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-expands-political-ad-transparency-tools-to-eu-india-and-australia">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-expands-political-ad-transparency-tools-to-eu-india-and-australia Facebook to tighten ad rules in countries with 2019 elections https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-to-tighten-ad-rules-in-countries-with-2019-elections/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/09/1537714388_facebook5_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced that it will roll out stringent ad rules in several more locations expecting elections this year. Indians will also have access to the previously announced ad archive. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-to-tighten-ad-rules-in-countries-with-2019-elections">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-to-tighten-ad-rules-in-countries-with-2019-elections Facebook to bolster Indian political ads transparency https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-to-bolster-indian-political-ads-transparency/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/09/1536687682_facebook4_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook is rolling out ad transparency measures to India in anticipation for the upcoming general election next year. Those looking to post political ads will have to be verified by Facebook. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-to-bolster-indian-political-ads-transparency">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:56:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-to-bolster-indian-political-ads-transparency Facebook launches Ad Archive Report to make platform advertising more transparent https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-launches-ad-archive-report-to-make-platform-advertising-more-transparent/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/09/1537714388_facebook5_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has launched its Ad Archive Report tool which lets you search for political ads and those pertaining to issues of national importance. The social media company will update the archive weekly. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-launches-ad-archive-report-to-make-platform-advertising-more-transparent">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Wed, 24 Oct 2018 08:58:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-launches-ad-archive-report-to-make-platform-advertising-more-transparent Facebook launches pilot program to help protect those running in the U.S. midterms https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-launches-pilot-program-to-help-protect-those-running-in-the-us-midterms/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/09/1536687686_facebook5_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has announced a new security pilot program aimed at candidates and staff members participating in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. If the pilot is successful it could be expanded. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-launches-pilot-program-to-help-protect-those-running-in-the-us-midterms">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:58:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-launches-pilot-program-to-help-protect-those-running-in-the-us-midterms Facebook to help scholars assess social media's impact on elections https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-to-help-scholars-assess-social-medias-impact-on-elections/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/12/1514066428_facebook3_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook has teamed up with several pro-democracy foundations in order to fund researchers, with access to Facebook datasets, in order to see how social media affects the outcomes of elections. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-to-help-scholars-assess-social-medias-impact-on-elections">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:16:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-to-help-scholars-assess-social-medias-impact-on-elections Twitter emailing those who retweeted Russian bots https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-emailing-those-who-retweeted-russian-bots/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/06/russian-flag-trollface_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Twitter says that it will send emails to more than half a million Americans to let them know that accounts they interacted with were actually phony Russian bots run by the Internet Research Agency. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-emailing-those-who-retweeted-russian-bots">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:08:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/twitter-emailing-those-who-retweeted-russian-bots Facebook will make advertisements more transparent https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-will-make-advertisements-more-transparent/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/12/1481287240_facebook_2016_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook is going to rollout tools to its platforms which allow users to check up on ads being displayed to them by Pages. Users will be able to look through archives of ads uploaded too. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-will-make-advertisements-more-transparent">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:26:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-will-make-advertisements-more-transparent Pirate Party makes a breakthrough in Czech elections https://www.neowin.net/news/pirate-party-makes-a-breakthrough-in-czech-elections/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/03/piratpartiet_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Pirate Party in Czechia has won 22 of the 200 seats in the country&#039;s national parliament. If everything goes their way, they&#039;ll be heading up the opposition in the country very soon. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/pirate-party-makes-a-breakthrough-in-czech-elections">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:40:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/pirate-party-makes-a-breakthrough-in-czech-elections Facebook partners with Google and local media to stop fake news in Europe https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-partners-with-google-and-local-media-to-stop-fake-news-in-europe/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/09/shutterstock_176941343_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook and Google are relying on local media to tackle fake news in France and Germany. EU authorities are worried fake news is being used to influence local elections and destabilize the region. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-partners-with-google-and-local-media-to-stop-fake-news-in-europe">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:48:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-partners-with-google-and-local-media-to-stop-fake-news-in-europe Icelandic Pirate Party leading in national polls https://www.neowin.net/news/iclandic-pirate-party-leading-in-national-polls/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/03/piratpartiet_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new poll suggests that if elections were to occur today, the Icelandic Pirate Party would secure 38.1% of the vote. Despite having the largest share, they would still need to form a coalition. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/iclandic-pirate-party-leading-in-national-polls">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:18:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/iclandic-pirate-party-leading-in-national-polls Bing 2016 Election Experience aims to help you make sense of the US presidential race https://www.neowin.net/news/bing-2016-election-experience-aims-to-help-you-make-sense-of-the-us-presidential-race/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/12/bing-election-2016-00_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is hoping to offer &quot;clarity and insight for a better understanding&quot; of the race to the White House, with new tools to help keep track of the candidates and their positions on the big issues. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/bing-2016-election-experience-aims-to-help-you-make-sense-of-the-us-presidential-race">Read more...</a> andyweir@neowin.net (Andy Weir) Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19:56:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/bing-2016-election-experience-aims-to-help-you-make-sense-of-the-us-presidential-race Microsoft hails success in US elections, as Bing correctly predicts 95% of winners https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-hails-success-in-us-elections-as-bing-correctly-predicts-95-of-winners/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/08/bing-03_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s prediction engine took up the challenge of trying to predict the winners of the recent US elections and now that the votes are in, it turns out that Bing was correct 95% of the time. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-hails-success-in-us-elections-as-bing-correctly-predicts-95-of-winners">Read more...</a> bdsams@neowin.net (Brad Sams) Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:56:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-hails-success-in-us-elections-as-bing-correctly-predicts-95-of-winners