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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.
Microsoft has announced some changes to its PAC, a major one being suspending donations to Congress members who voted against election certification for the "duration of the 2022 election cycle".
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's use in traditional voting systems in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a stint that lasted for 30 minutes, hackers swapped out the 'Coalitions' tab of President Trump's campaign website, threatening to release sensitive information in exchange for cryptocurrency.
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.
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.
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.
Biden's campaign banned TikTok from its staffer'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.
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.
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.
Facebook has announced that it'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.
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't be proactively checking ads in many countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pirate Party in Czechia has won 22 of the 200 seats in the country's national parliament. If everything goes their way, they'll be heading up the opposition in the country very soon.
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 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.
Microsoft is hoping to offer "clarity and insight for a better understanding" of the race to the White House, with new tools to help keep track of the candidates and their positions on the big issues.
Microsoft'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.