CNET: Google denies Trump’s accusations of voter manipulation

CNET: Google denies Trump’s accusations of voter manipulation. “Google denied accusations made on Monday by President Donald Trump that the search giant ‘manipulated’ millions of voters against him in the 2016 election. Google said Trump was referring to an old report claiming to prove that it generated at least 2.6 million votes for Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, but said the report has been ‘debunked since it was made.'”

Reuters: Russia tells Google not to advertise ‘illegal’ events after election protests

Reuters: Russia tells Google not to advertise ‘illegal’ events after election protests. “Tens of thousands of Russians staged what observers called the country’s biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, defying a crackdown to demand free elections to Moscow’s city legislature. Multiple YouTube channels broadcast the event live.”

Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials (Motherboard)

Motherboard: Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials. “The top voting machine company in the country insists that its election systems are never connected to the internet. But researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for months and possibly years, including in some swing states.”

CNET: Political campaign texts are working, researchers say

CNET: Political campaign texts are working, researchers say. “A new report from Democratic technology company Tech for Campaigns has found that people who received text messages from election campaigns were 1% more likely to vote. The company’s researchers found Democratic campaigns and organizations sent 350 million texts in 2018. That’s six times more than were sent in 2016 and 2017.”

Lethbridge News Now: Elections Canada scraps social media ‘influencers’ to encourage youth vote

Lethbridge News Now: Elections Canada scraps social media ‘influencers’ to encourage youth vote. “Elections Canada is scrapping plans to use social media ‘influencers’ to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall’s federal election. Chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault says a final vetting of 13 people chosen for the campaign turned up some past activities that could be seen as partisan.”

The National: Aberdeen’s suffragette past revealed by new website

The National: Aberdeen’s suffragette past revealed by new website. “GOLF course flag switches, school fire-raising, cinema protest – the hidden history of suffragettes in the north-east of Scotland is revealed in an interactive online project. The digital database of the suffrage movement in Aberdeen and the surrounding area is now live thanks to Professor Sarah Pederson of Robert Gordon University and her team.”

Stanford University: Ahead of the 2020 election, Stanford experts urge a concerted, national response to confront foreign interference

Stanford University: Ahead of the 2020 election, Stanford experts urge a concerted, national response to confront foreign interference. “Scholars from Stanford University put forward a comprehensive strategy for what needs to be done to protect the integrity and independence of U.S. elections, with a keen focus on the upcoming presidential campaign in 2020.”