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Hacking an election is about manipulating data to affect hearts & minds

Everything can be hacked, even democracy itself. Andrés Sepúlveda described in an interview how for a decade he helped political parties in South-America to win elections. He hacked other political parties for them, got all their secrets, …  Continue reading

Fake news for sale

A ground-breaking new study from Trend Micro has revealed for the first time the size and maturity of the online fake news business, where a 12-month campaign to influence the result of an election could cost as little as €357.700.

The comprehensive 77-page report breaks down the key steps used to influence public opinion: from reconnaissance of the target audience and weaponisation – preparation of the fake story – to delivery and exploitation via social media, and sustainment with additional propaganda.  Continue reading