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Category: 2020 election

Great, We're at the '8kun's Admin Is an Election Security Expert' Stage of This Bullshit

Great, We’re at the ‘8kun’s Admin Is an Election Security Expert’ Stage of This Bullshit

Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty Images) Since his loss in the Nov. 3 elections, Donald Trump has largely dipped out of public view and occupied his time in some gold-plated panic room, issuing a ridiculous series of tweets claiming victory in various states and ordering his cartoon parody of a campaign legal team to sally forth …

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Trump Fires Cyber Chief Who Debunked Claims of Election Fraud

Trump Fires Cyber Chief Who Debunked Claims of Election Fraud

Christopher C. Krebs, director of the Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) President Trump has fired the nation’s top election security official, Christopher Krebs, head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security …

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Facebook Knows That Labeling Trump's Election Lies Hasn't Stopped His Posts From Going Viral

Facebook Knows That Labeling Trump’s Election Lies Hasn’t Stopped His Posts From Going Viral

Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Staff (Getty Images) Facebook’s attempt to slow the spread of President Trump’s misinformation and outright lies by affixing warning labels to the content has done little to stop the posts from going viral—and the platform is apparently well aware. Advertisement According to internal conversations reviewed by Buzzfeed News, data scientists in …

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Top DHS Official Expects to Be Fired After Calling Bull on Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

Top DHS Official Expects to Be Fired After Calling Bull on Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims

Chris Krebs, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, speaks during the department’s Cybersecurity Summit on July 31, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Kevin Hagen (Getty Images) The nation’s top cybersecurity official, Chris Krebs, has led the charge to debunk the flurry of voter fraud conspiracy theories pushed by …

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Facebook Maybe Not Singlehandedly Undermining Democracy With Political Content, Says Facebook

Facebook Maybe Not Singlehandedly Undermining Democracy With Political Content, Says Facebook

Photo: Dan Kitwood / Staff (Getty Images) In a dispatch from Facebook’s newsroom released Tuesday night, corporate executives sought to downplay the role partisan discourse plays in shaping the platform, stressing that political content makes up only about 6% of users’ newsfeeds and that ranking pages by which posts receive the most engagement is not …

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Tragic: Gun Manufacturers Temporarily Worth Slightly Less Due to Lack of Civil War

Tragic: Gun Manufacturers Temporarily Worth Slightly Less Due to Lack of Civil War

Guns at a National Rifle Association convention in Dallas in May 2018.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) The November 2020 elections failed to culminate in the nightmare, worst-case scenario many onlookers feared, which is generally good news if you don’t happen to be a firearms manufacturer. Advertisement Gun stocks plunged on Monday after so-called stay-at-home stocks …

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Twitter's “Misleading Information” Labels May Soon Affect Users' Ability to 'Like' Tweets

Twitter’s “Misleading Information” Labels May Soon Affect Users’ Ability to ‘Like’ Tweets

Photo: ERIC BARADAT / Contributor (Getty Images) After rolling out several new features ahead of the 2020 presidential election designed to make it harder for users to retweet and quote tweets containing “misleading information,” Twitter may now be gearing up to similarly hinder users’ attempts to ‘like’ content with the same designation. Advertisement The new …

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Trump’s Cybersecurity Agency Says It Is 'Highly Difficult' to Commit Voter Fraud, Actually

Trump’s Cybersecurity Agency Says It Is ‘Highly Difficult’ to Commit Voter Fraud, Actually

A voter fills out their ballot at Mitchel Community Center on November 3, 2020, in the Bronx borough of New York City.Photo: David Dee Delgado (Getty Images) Despite the president’s near-constant bellyaching about a supposed scourge of voter fraud and secret ballot dumps shaping this year’s election results, his own cybersecurity agency says there’s really …

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QAnon-Believer Marjorie Taylor Greene Will Become a Member of Congress

QAnon-Believer Marjorie Taylor Greene Will Become a Member of Congress

Photo: Dustin Chambers / Stringer (Getty Images) Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Donald Trump-endorsed Republican nominee for Congress in Georgia’s 14th district and noted QAnon conspiracy theorist, has won her race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Advertisement Although Greene was the favored candidate in the race for Georgia’s 14th Congressional district from …

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Twitter Blocks Controversial Trump Tweet By Limiting Likes and Retweets

Twitter Blocks Controversial Trump Tweet By Limiting Likes and Retweets

Photo: Getty (Getty Images) With just hours to go until the 2020 general election gets underway, Twitter has slapped a “disputed” label on one of President Donald Trump’s tweets, limiting users’ abilities to interact with content the platform has deemed “misleading about an election or other civic process.” Advertisement In the censored tweet, Trump makes …

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