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North Korean, Russian hackers target COVID-19 researchers: Microsoft

Nov 13 2020

WASHINGTON Hackers working for the Russian and North Korean governments have targeted more than half a dozen organizations involved in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research around the globe, Microsoft said on Friday.

Exclusive: Top official on U.S. election cybersecurity tells associates he expects to be fired

Nov 12 2020

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs, who worked on protecting the election from hackers but drew the ire of the Trump White House over efforts to debunk disinformation, has told associates he expects to be fired, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

Facebook, Twitter purge violent rhetoric as tensions rise over election

Nov 06 2020

Facebook Inc removed on Thursday a fast-growing group in which supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump posted violent rhetoric, as it and other companies tackled baseless claims and potential violence after a contentious election.

Facebook, Twitter purge violent rhetoric as tensions rise over election

Nov 06 2020

Facebook Inc removed on Thursday a fast-growing group in which supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump posted violent rhetoric, as it and other companies tackled baseless claims and potential violence after a contentious election.

Facebook group pushing false claim of stolen U.S. election rapidly gains 325,000 members

Nov 06 2020

A public Facebook group pushing false claims about voter fraud and Democrats trying to "steal" the U.S. election rapidly swelled to more than 325,000 members on Thursday, a day after it was created.

Facebook group pushing false claim of stolen U.S. election rapidly gains 325,000 members

Nov 05 2020

A public Facebook group pushing false claims about voter fraud and Democrats trying to "steal" the U.S. election rapidly swelled to more than 325,000 members on Thursday, a day after it was created.

Social networks fail to corral Trump's misinformation about U.S. vote count

Nov 05 2020

As U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies flooded social media on Wednesday with false claims of victory and unsupported allegations of voter fraud, social media companies warned users the presidential election had yet to be decided.

Social networks fail to corral Trump's misinformation about U.S. vote count

Nov 05 2020

As U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies flooded social media on Wednesday with false claims of victory and unsupported allegations of voter fraud, social media companies warned users the presidential election had yet to be decided.

Twitter suspends fake Associated Press accounts that made bogus U.S. election calls

Nov 04 2020

WASHINGTON Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it permanently suspended several accounts falsely claiming to be tied to the Associated Press after they posted unverified U.S. election results.

Twitter suspends fake Associated Press accounts that made bogus U.S. election calls

Nov 04 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 Several Twitter accounts falsely claiming to be tied to The Associated Press have been suspended after broadcasting unverified U.S. election results, according to screenshots circulating online and a review of the accounts in question.

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