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The Mystery of Twitter’s Free Pass

Mysteriously, Twitter has avoided much of the scrutiny Facebook has faced—even though Twitter has committed similar data-privacy abuses.

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From Russia with Love, Part II: Another 20 Million Russian Twitter Bots Exposed

Twitter ignored 20 million Russian bots. Will they ignore 40 million?

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From Russia with Love: 20 Million Russian Twitter Bots Exposed

In a six-month project, we found millions of Russian bots on Twitter—and this is just the start.

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Michigan, ES&S, and the Voting Machines that Couldn’t Count

Why are states buying and using machines that don’t pass testing?

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Supreme Court Justices, Religious Fundamentalists, And Bots

A Twitter botnet pushed messaging in support of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court—making it appear as if he had more support than he did.

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Fake Government Twitter Accounts

Why is Twitter allowing fake North Carolina state and county Twitter accounts to spread alt-right disinformation?

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The 2018 California Primary — A Printing Error? Really?

An average of over 77 voters per precinct were not in the voter rolls. Does this sound like a printing issue to you?

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The Reffy Botnet

We discovered hundreds of related and similarly automated Twitter accounts with tentacles deep into Twitter’s users. One so massive that we gave it a name. The Reffy Botnet.

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Cambridge Analytica and the Flipping of an Election — the Law of Small Numbers

In 2016, we were besieged with fake news, bots, data mining, and micro-targeted ads. Did the onslaught have a real impact on the election?

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Cambridge Analytica – What Did She Just Say?

Cambridge Analytica’s Molly Schweickert—to the contrary of most media outlets and experts—claimed that their data showed a high probability of a Trump win. So, where was Cabridge Analytica getting getting its data?

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Cambridge Analytica — Did They Target Voter Registration Files?

In Oct. 2017, a programmer found a GitHub repository with a cambridgeanalytica.org email address. The repository has since been emptied; but we were able to access an archived version.

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How to Control an Election by Hacking a Voter Registration Database

In 2017, DHS warned at least 21 states that their voter registration databases were targeted a year prior by Russian government hackers.

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The Anti-Trump #Resistance Twitter Botnet

This new Twitter botnet is different from those that have previously been identified. It’s currently tweeting anti-Trump propaganda.

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Pennsylvania. How The Hell Did Trump Win

Trump won Pennsylvania even though it isn’t a state with a history of Democrats voting for Republicans. Looking at the numbers, his victory seems to defy logic.

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So We Are Supposed To Believe

So we are supposed to believe that Russia knew exactly how many ads and bots they needed to put in place in order to win three states by .2, .3, and .7%?

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The Voty Twitter Botnet and The Attack on Senator Al Franken by the Alt-Right Army

How an army of Twitter bots participated in opposition rhetoric toward Al Franken.

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Tips to Protect Your Privacy while Online

You can keep your online identity from being stolen and misused—at little to no cost.

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Devin Nunes, his Website, and a Trojan Horse — Part II

The story of how Devin Nunes and other GOP candidates may have been compromised. Part II.

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Devin Nunes, his Website, and a Trojan Horse

The story of how Devin Nunes and other GOP candidates may have been compromised. Part I.

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Spear Phishing — From Candidate to Kompromat

Whether you are running for public office or are an ordinary citizen, just one click on the wrong link in the wrong email could change your life.

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