In this 20 minute video, Princeton computer science prof Andrew Appel lays out the problems with Internet-based voting in crisp, nontechnical language that anyone can understand.
Appel is a hero of fair elections: from buying "secure" voting machines on Ebay for $82, then writing extensively about their terrible flaws, to outing New Jersey for its voting irregularities coverup, Appel has been on the front lines of the electronic voting wars for years and years.
(via Dan Hon)
Facebook took out one of its largest Qanon groups this weekend, deleting the 200,000-member “Official Q/Qanon” page citing “repeated violations of the company’s policies.” Numerous posts in the group had already been removed for violating Facebook’s policies on bullying, harassment, hate speech, and false information that could lead to harm, Facebook told Reuters. QAnon followers […]
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