WhatsApp Launches a Tip Line for Misinformation in India Ahead of Elections
WhatsApp has been struggling to address misinformation and rumors on its app without compromising security. “Checkpoint Tipline” gives users in India an opt-in option to submit rumors for fact-checking.
An Expert Explains the Many Ways Our Elections Can Be Hacked
On the second episode of CYBER, Kim Zetter talks about America's outdated voting machines.
The Midterms Weren't Actually That Broken, Observers Say
As usual, US elections were beset by issues ranging from voter disenfranchisement to badly drawn districts. But Election Day itself was far from a disaster.
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The Oil Industry Spent Millions to Kill an Anti-Pollution Measure
BP America, Chevron USA, and the Koch brothers were among those who spent $31 million to defeat the ballot initiative.
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It's Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better
Another mass shooting. Another presidential tantrum. Another white nationalist at the White House. And Robert Mueller in trouble.
Why Florida Just Banned Indoor Vaping and Offshore Drilling With a Single Vote
The state of Florida voted in favor of Amendment 9 that lumps the two issues together for environmental reasons.
San Francisco Votes for 'Homeless Tax' That Twitter's CEO and Other Tech Companies Tried to Block
The city's controversial Proposition C, which would tax technology companies to fund homeless services, passed on Tuesday.
Slavery as Punishment Just Became Illegal in Colorado
An 1897 constitutional provision allowed incarcerated people in Colorado to work for no pay. Amendment A, voted into law on Tuesday, officially abolished slavery as punishment for crimes in the state.
For the First Time Since 2010, People Who Accept Climate Change Control the House Science Committee
Several Democratic House candidates with scientific backgrounds won against Republican incumbents on Tuesday.
Nearly 100,000 Vermont Voters Wanted a Trans Woman as Governor
Though Vermont gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist ultimately lost to her Republican opponent on Tuesday, her campaign was a triumph.
Here’s How Astronauts Vote in Elections
A special Texas law gives astronauts the opportunity to cast an absentee ballot, of sorts, if they want to vote in an election on Earth.
18 More Colorado Local Governments Voted For City-Run Internet
The Comcast-backed law was enacted in 2005, but allows for towns and counties to exempt their district through a local vote.