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Bangladesh shuts off mobile internet ahead of election

The Bangladeshi government isn't just counting on Facebook and Twitter crackdowns to protect its December 30th parliamentary election. The country's Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has shut down 3G and 4G mobile data to "prevent rumors and… Source: Engadget | Bangladesh shuts off mobile internet ahead of election

Facebook removed 82 fake accounts and Pages linked to Iran

Facebook has taken down dozens of additional Pages originating from Iran that it says were engaged in inauthentic behavior. Posting about political topics such as race relations, immigration and the US president, these Pages and accounts — 82 in tot… Source: Engadget | Facebook removed 82 fake accounts and Pages linked to Iran

Uber offers $10 off Election Day rides to polling stations

Uber is one of several tech companies trying to make sure you're doing your civic duty by getting out to the polls on November 6th, as it's offering a $10 discount on rides to polling stations. You'll need the latest version of the app to get the pro… Source: Engadget | Uber offers off Election …

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Facebook, Twitter reportedly haven’t seen any China election meddling

Though President Trump and Vice President Pence have repeated claims that China is actively trying to meddle in the upcoming US midterm elections, officials at Facebook and Twitter have now said they haven't come across any such attempts. Anonymous p… Source: Engadget | Facebook, Twitter reportedly haven’t seen any China election meddling

Facebook cracks down on fake news ahead of Brazil elections

Facebook took down 196 pages and 87 accounts used by a right-wing Brazilian activist group to spread fake news, Reuters reports. According to the publication's sources, the group, Movimento Brazil Livre, was running fake pages to spread its political… Source: Engadget | Facebook cracks down on fake news ahead of Brazil elections

Russia-linked Facebook ads sought to exploit US social divisions

There's been a lot of fuss over a Russian group buying Facebook ads in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, to the point where it's handing the ads to Congress as it investigates the scope of Russia's influence campaign. But what's in those… Source: Engadget