Wednesday 15 February 2023

Hacking and disinformation in elections

Technology is being used to meddle in elections, according to this article in the Guardian today.

The reportage is that an organised army of packaged software 'bots' (Advanced Impact Media Solutions) is being hired out using fake social media profiles and avatars, some of which have associated currency accounts. Collection of evidence continues to be gathered by an international team of journalists. This investigation will run and run, watched with interest by democracies and despots everywhere.