General election 2019: ‘Cyber-attack’ on Labour Party digital platforms (BBC)

BBC: General election 2019: ‘Cyber-attack’ on Labour Party digital platforms. “The Labour Party says it has successfully defeated a cyber-attack targeted at its digital platforms. Labour said the attack ‘failed’ because of the party’s ‘robust’ security system and no data breach had occurred. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack floods a computer server with traffic to try to take it offline.”

OpenLearn: How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?

OpenLearn: How did Facebook likes help Labour at the ballot box?. “The 2017 election saw a stronger than foreseen performance by the Labour Party. Matt Walsh explains how Labour’s Facebook success played out, heralding the party’s overall campaign performance. GE2017 was a numbers game: by achieving very high levels of organic reach, Labour managed to target undecided voters in marginal constituencies, energise voters who had drifted away from the party, and mobilise the young.”