Tag: Presidential Election 2016

Find Out If You Liked Russian Propaganda On Facebook During The 2016 Election

Facebook released a new tool that lets users know if they liked Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. Fake news was spread all over Facebook and Instagram by Russian-backed trolls.

Apps/Software December 28, 2017

Here's How Google News Plans To Stop Fake News

An updated list of guidelines to qualify for Google News had been approved by the company. This aims to prevent fake news from showing up in the results.

Google December 18, 2017

Twitter Found Over 200 Russia-Linked Accounts, Suspends Some Of Them: That's Not Enough, Says Senator

Twitter discovered over 200 accounts on its platform that were used by Russia to help sway the results of the 2016 presidential election. The company suspended some of the accounts, but a senator said that Twitter's actions are not enough.

Internet September 29, 2017

Facebook To Turn Over Russia Ads To Congress As Part Of 9-Step Plan To Protect Election Integrity

As part of its nine-step plan to promote election integrity, Facebook will give government officials and investigators $100,000 worth of Russian ads it uncovered. It’s the latest development in an ongoing investigation of President Trump’s possible ties to Russia.

Internet September 22, 2017

Russian ‘Troll Farm’ Reportedly Bought $100,000 Worth Of Facebook Ads To Sway The 2016 Election

Facebook has confirmed that a Russian group purchased $100,000 worth of advertisements during the 2016 U.S. election. Those ads reportedly aimed to divide and polarize people with differing political beliefs.

Internet September 7, 2017

Politics Causes Major Spike In Stress Among Americans: Study

According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, both Democrats and Republicans are stressed out over politics in the country. They reported anxiety over politics and where the nation is heading to.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 17, 2017

‘American Horror Story,’ Season 7 Theme Revealed: Presidential Election Storyline Could Feature Trump

Ryan Murphy, co-creator of ‘American Horror Story,’ revealed that next season’s theme will focus on the 2016 presidential election.

Movies/TV Shows February 16, 2017

Russia Chooses Not To Retaliate Against US Over Hacking Allegations And Sanctions

The outgoing Obama administration has issued sanctions and expulsions over allegations that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential elections. Russian President Vladimir Putin, however, decided not to retaliate, and here's why.

Security December 31, 2016

U.S. Government Officially Accuses Russia Of Hacking 2016 Election: How Will Moscow Respond?

The United States government has formally accused Russia of interfering with the 2016 presidential election through hacking attacks, with outgoing President Barack Obama issuing sanctions and expulsions. How will Moscow respond to these allegations?

Security December 30, 2016

Facebook 2016 Year In Review: The Top Trending Topics Are Mostly Sad, So Maybe You Should Watch 'Chewbacca Mom' Again

Facebook has released its Year in Review report, highlighting the top trending topics globally for 2016. After going through the mostly sad list of topics, you might want to watch the 'Chewbacca Mom' video again.

Internet December 9, 2016

Voting Machines Hacked? Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Sues For Recount As Trump Takes To Twitter To Blast Charges

Technology is once again front and center in the aftermath of the U.S. Presidential election. Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein has filed suit in Pennsylvania, demanding a recount on the basis that voting machines may have been hacked, altering the results.

Life & Style November 30, 2016

Google Doesn't Handle Fake News Well: Search For 'Final Election Numbers' Yields Bogus Website As Top Result

An inaccurate news article has been spotted atop Google's search results about the election. The article falsely states that Clinton lost both the electoral college and popular votes, and its placement in search indicates how Google handles fake news.

Internet November 14, 2016

Did Fake News On Facebook Help Donald Trump Win The 2016 Election? CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says That's 'Crazy'

Has fake news that ran rampant on Facebook during the 2016 Presidential election influenced Donald Trump's victory? New York Magazine's Max Read thinks so, but Zuckerberg disagrees.

Internet November 11, 2016

US Election Results: How Did Trump Win And How Did Clinton Lose

A number of factors contributed to the election of Donald Trump in the United States. How exactly did he win and how did Hillary Clinton lose?

Life & Style November 10, 2016

American Women Getting IUD To Prepare For Trump Presidency

Many women plan to get IUD and are urging others to do the same before the inauguration of Donald Trump. What would women's reproductive rights be like under a Trump presidency?

Public Health November 10, 2016

Analysis: How Will Trump's Victory Affect Silicon Valley?

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, but Silicon Valley is anxious over the Republican candidate's win. Trump is known for his lack of support for the technology industry.

Business Tech November 9, 2016

Hillary Clinton Presidential Concession Speech: 'This Is Painful, And It Will Be For A Long Time' [Read Full Transcript Here]

Hillary Clinton has conceded defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump emerged victorious in a shocking upset of Clinton, who was expected to win.

Life & Style November 9, 2016

Donald Trump Becomes 45th President Of the United States: 'You Will Be So Proud Of Your President' [Read Full Transcript Of Victory Speech]

Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States, winning over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. As such, the Republican candidate has delivered his presidential acceptance speech.

Life & Style November 9, 2016

US Election 2016: NASA Astronauts Cast Vote From International Space Station

Thanks to a Texas law, NASA astronauts working at the International Space Station can cast their vote during election regardless if they are in low Earth orbit. How does voting from space works?

Space November 8, 2016

Election Day 2016 Referendums: Here Are The Issues Voters In Different States Will Be Voting On

Election season is nothing less than stressful, but it is finally here! Aside from voting a new president, American voters in different states will also cast their ballot on various issues such as gun control and legalizing marijuana.

Life & Style November 8, 2016

Election Day 2016: Where Do I Vote Today, Predictions And How To Know Presidential Election Results

It’s been a stressful election season but Election Day 2016 is finally upon us! Here’s how you can find your polling place, learn about predictions and find out who will be the 45th president of the United States.

Life & Style November 8, 2016

Tinder Launches Swipe To Vote Poll Feature That Helps Users Get Matched With A Candidate Based On Political Views

Tinder teamed up with Rock the Vote to launch a new polling feature that helps users get matched with a candidate and see where they can vote on Nov. 8.

Apps/Software October 26, 2016

Netflix November 2016: The Complete List Of Movies And TV Series Being Added And Leaving Instant Streaming

New movies and TV series available to stream on Netflix in November include ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘The Crown,’ and ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.’

Movies/TV Shows October 20, 2016

Silicon Valley Torn Over What To Do About Peter Thiel

Silicon Valley is facing some hard times as Peter Thiel was recently rumored to back the Tump campaign with a $1.25 million donation. Prominent names from the Valley are stepping away from businesses Thiel is part of.

Business Tech October 18, 2016

Tech Investor Peter Thiel Will Donate $1.25 Million To Support Trump Campaign

Peter Thiel, the Sillicon Valley investor and co-founder of PayPal, was reported to fund Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with $1.25 million. The news caused some strong reactions in the Valley, where most people are rooting for Hillary Clinton.

Celebrities October 17, 2016

Google Searches Of Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Show What The 2016 Elections Are All About

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton entered the final month of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Google Trends is here to give insight on what the public is interested in about both candidates.

Google October 16, 2016

More Than Half Of Americans Stressed About Presidential Elections: Here's How To Manage Stress According To The APA

More than 50 percent of Americans are stressed because of the upcoming presidential elections, according to the American Psychological Association's Harris Poll.

Public Health October 15, 2016

US Elections 2016: This New Facebook Messenger Bot Can Help You Register To Vote

Non-registered voters can now easily get help with their registration process by chatting with GoVoteBot, a tool developed by Ad Council and integrated into Facebook Messenger.

Apps/Software October 12, 2016

An All-Seeing Donald Trump Zoltar Machine Is Telling America's Fortune Across New York City

An animatronic Donald Trump in the form of a Zoltar fortune-telling machine began appearing across New York City this week.

Viral October 12, 2016

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: Recap Of The Second Presidential Debate As Told In Memes

Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton faced off on Sunday night for the second presidential debate. Here’s a recap as told in viral memes.

Viral October 10, 2016

US Makes Official Accusation Against Russia For Launching Hacks To Interfere With Elections: Will There Be Retaliation?

The United States government has officially accused Russia of launching hacking attacks in a bid to interfere with the upcoming national elections. Will the outgoing Obama administration retaliate against the Kremlin?

Security October 8, 2016

Original ‘Will & Grace’ Cast Reunion Takes Place In New Video Scene, Could Show Return On Netflix Or Hulu? [Video]

After 10 years off the air, the entire ‘Will & Grace’ cast has just reunited for a new scene. The new clip of the popular Emmy-winning sitcom could potentially result in a full-on return on a streamer such as Netflix or Hulu.

Movies/TV Shows September 27, 2016

Snapchat Introduces 1-Minute Voter Registration Via The App

Snapchat users can now register to vote in one minute. This is all because Snapchat has tied with up non-profit TurboVote to ensure that new voters can register in time to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 25, 2016

Illinois, Arizona Voter Registration Databases Breached By Russian Hackers: What Could They Be Trying To Do?

The FBI has found security breaches in the voter registration databases of Illinois and Arizona. The attacks have been attributed to hackers based in Russia who were able to download the information of as many as 200,000 Illinois voters.

Security August 30, 2016

Google State-Specific Voter Registration Guide Offers How To Vote Instructions Ahead Of 2016 Presidential Election

Google announced that it will offer state-specific voting instructions for the United States in the wake of the 2016 Presidential Election. The tool may increase voter turnout, but it is hard to say beforehand who will benefit from it.

Google August 17, 2016

Donald Trump Tweets Analysis Finds He Only Writes The 'Angrier' Ones, Others Write The Rest For Him

Donald Trump's tweets are written by two people, suggest analysts. The angrier tweets sent by the presidential candidate are likely sent by Trump himself via his Android smartphone.

Internet August 13, 2016

Donald Trump Is A 'Disaster' According To Silicon Valley Leaders

In an open letter on Medium, industry leaders from Silicon Valley called Donald Trump a 'disaster for innovation.' The presidential candidate is said to be campaigning on 'anger, bigotry and fear.'

Business Tech July 14, 2016

Stephen Hawking Can Understand And Explain Astrophysics But Not Donald Trump's Popularity

'A Brief History of Time' author Stephen Hawking can school us on all things astrophysics, but he admits there is one thing he can neither explain nor understand: the rise of demagogue candidate Donald Trump.

Life & Style May 31, 2016

Maple Match Is The Dating Site That Can Find You A Canadian In Case Trump Becomes President

This dating website will help you find a match in Canada so that you are ready to move there when and if Donald Trump becomes president.

Life & Style May 9, 2016

Tech Trade Groups Push Presidential Candidates To Defend Cybersecurity, Privacy

Tech groups call on presidential candidates to support encryption and embrace other IT issues.

Security May 6, 2016

Majority Of Donald Trump Supporters Believe In Man-Made Climate Change

Contrary to the GOP's likely nominee's stand on global warming, most Donald Trump voters believe that man-made climate change is real and happening. Trump, however, maintains that matters like nuclear weapons are a bigger threat than current warming trends.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2016

New Dating Site Matches Bernie Sanders Supporters Who 'Feel The Bern' Of Being Single

Bernie Singles is the new dating site where fellow supporters of the presidential candidate can connect to talk politics.

Apps/Software February 22, 2016

Watch John Oliver Obliterate Voter ID Laws On 'Last Week Tonight'

'Last Week Tonight' host John Oliver lambasted voter ID laws, indicating that, although they're supposed to protect the rights of voters, they usually do the exact opposite for minority demographics.

Movies/TV Shows February 16, 2016

Here’s How Google Plans To Help You Stay In The Know During The 2016 Elections

Google has partnered with Fox News for the upcoming Republican debate while giving candidates their very own spot at the top of search results. As more viewers catch more of the candidates and their activities online, Google is positioning itself to be the platform for this year's elections.

Internet January 28, 2016

Google Launches Official Presidential Candidate Cards To Take Prominent Place In Search Results

Google has introduced its official presidential candidate cards which will crop up in a special window on the search results page. Google says this new feature will offer an alternative way for voters to hear from the presidential candidates in real-time.

Internet January 27, 2016

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