Everything We Learned About Russian Election Interference From Facebook, Twitter, and Google

Representatives for Twitter, Facebook, and Google testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee recently about Russian interference on their platforms. Here’s what we learned: Read More >>

Here’s Evidence The Telegraph Campaign To Recommission the Royal Yacht Is Dead In The Water

So, the election is over and it is safe to say that it is now fully concluded, with no big repercussions to worry about, umm… right? Read More >>

Facebook Could Rig The General Election… And We Wouldn’t Even Notice

“Don't chuck Britain in the Cor-Bin” is the headline on the front of The Sun today, as Britain goes to the polls. “Lies, damned lies and Theresa May”, is the Mirror’s counter - instead urging readers to vote Labour. As a glance at the papers will show, almost all of the dead tree press has endorsed a party in the election, in a bid to influence the way you vote. Read More >>

Today Is Your Last Chance To Save Democracy: Register To Vote

No matter what your personal politics are, you can't disagree that the way politics is operating at the moment is a little bit scary. From fake news influencing people through to the Russians getting top secret briefings from Donald Trump. It's a mess and it probably will be for some time - but that doesn't mean we can disengage and ignore the problem. Read More >>

We’re Having A General Election In June

Unelected PM Theresa May has surprised us all by announcing this morning that there'll be a general election on the 8th of June. Read More >>

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Russia’s Mysterious Cyber Treason Case Just Got Even Sketchier

Late last year, top cybersecurity investigators from a private firm and Russian intelligence were arrested in dramatic fashion. One was dragged out of a meeting with a bag over his head. All were disappeared. Details were scare at the time, but revelations from a new Reuters report now only complicate what we know. Read More >>

FBI Now Agrees That Russia Hacked the US Election

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is supporting a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in United States elections, according to a Washington Post report quoting anonymous US officials. Read More >>

CIA Report Concludes That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Following President Obama’s order for a full report on “cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election,” multiple sources are telling multiple publications that Russia used hacking as a tool to benefit the election of Donald Trump and harm his opponent, Hillary Clinton. A flurry of information has led to accusations of partisanship harming national security. Read More >>

How Much is Facebook to Blame?

Throughout this year’s presidential campaign, journalists have focused, correctly, on the power of Facebook to shape, distort, and ultimately control the news and information that inform and educate voters. They’ve written dozens of stories about the proliferating number of anonymous, low-rent websites that publish bombastic and clearly inaccurate stories designed to spread throughout Facebook’s platform as quickly as possible. Because so many of those stories were so heavily slanted toward the Republican nominee, some of those very same journalists are now beginning to blame Facebook, rather than actual voters, for yesterday’s earth-shaking election of Donald Trump. Read More >>

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Trump’s Troll Army Is Having a Hard Time Voting

Today America will decide whether it wants to preserve the semblance of a democracy America lives in or burn the whole thing to the ground. And Trump’s loudest supporters have been making some rookie mistakes. Read More >>

Oh Great, Bots are Already Screwing With the U.S. Election

An odd thing occurred on the FBI’s Record Vault Twitter account on 31st October, drawing conspiracy theorists out of the woodwork. After months of being almost dormant, the bot-powered account started firing out tweets related to various Clinton scandals. Now, the FBI has launched an internal review to determine how its procedures went wrong. Read More >>

Nigeria and Micronesia Care More About the UK Election Than the British

As the UK makes ready to head to the polls, politicians, pundits and papers are highlighting the issue of voter apathy. It makes sense; as things stand at the moment, the smart money is on another hung parliament with no party gaining a clear majority. Read More >>

Stolen General Election Ballot Papers Prove We Need Online Voting

When I think about online voting, one of the things I wonder about is how a system could be put into place that stops the system being hacked or hijacked. It's a valid concern, but it does sort of happen with the paper vote. Case in point: the 72,300 London ballot papers stolen by thieves. Read More >>

Boris Johnson Soundbite Summarises Tory Manifesto in Seven Seconds

A clip of Boris Johnson arguing with Ed Miliband is doing the rounds of the short-form social sites today, claiming to summarise the Conservative party's policies in one sentence. Here's Boris, blustering his way to quite an unfortunate soundbite: Read More >>

Labour Election Win Will Tank the Economy, Says… Video Game

You know how EA always simulates a World Cup in FIFA [year number] before the tournament, to project which round England will crash out of in underwhelming shame? Someone's done that with the election now, feeding an approximation of Labour's policies into world-running economics simulator Democracy 3. Read More >>