Facebook knew of Honduran president’s manipulation campaign – and let it continue for 11 months | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook allowed the president of Honduras to artificially inflate the appearance of popularity on his posts for nearly a year after the company was first alerted to the activity. The astroturfing – the digital equivalent of a bussed-in crowd – was just one facet of a broader online disinformation effort Continue Reading

Yaël Eisenstat: ‘Facebook is ripe for manipulation and viral misinformation’ | Facebook

Yaël Eisenstat was a CIA officer for 13 years and a national security adviser to vice president Joe Biden. Between June and November 2018, she was Facebook’s global head of elections integrity operations, business integrity. Before you were hired by Facebook to investigate the company’s effect on the electoral process, Continue Reading

Twitter condemns Bloomberg’s digital campaign over ‘platform manipulation’ and spam- Tempemail

The Michael Bloomberg digital campaign, designed to ease the billionaire’s passage to the Democratic Party nomination for the 2020 US presidential election has fallen foul of Twitter, which has suspended around 70 accounts found to have violated rules governing platform manipulation and spam in favour of the candidate. Sanctions range Continue Reading

Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over ‘platform manipulation’ – Networking – Security- Tempemail

Twitter Inc on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content promoting US Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. “We took enforcement action on about 70 accounts, which includes a combination of permanent suspensions and account challenges to verify ownership,” a Twitter spokeswoman said in a Continue Reading

Social media ‘crisis’ as election manipulation hits peak levels worldwide

Social media platforms like Facebook have become increasingly popular as a conduit for electoral manipulation and mass surveillance, according to new research. The Freedom on the Net 2019 report, published by the Freedom House non-profit think tank, described the situation as a “crisis”. Global internet freedom declined for the ninth consecutive Continue Reading