election 2020

A YouTube network was spreading election disinformation for two months

Jon Cherry/Getty Images YouTube promised it would crack down on US election disinformation in early December, but it appear to have missed a large target. BuzzFeed News has learned that a network of YouTube channels linked to the far-right media outlet Epoch Times launched after the November 3rd vote and has been spreading false claims …

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Twitter’s latest Trump labels say Biden won the election

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter’s election results labels are now decidedly more explicit. Variety found that Twitter is now labeling President Trump’s tweets (and presumably others) with a notice that “election officials have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. presidential election.” The label represents the “latest information” about the election, a …

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“Krebs has been terminated”: Trump fires cybersecurity chief on Twitter

Enlarge / Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images President Donald Trump has fired Chris Krebs, the head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the president announced Tuesday on Twitter. Krebs’s firing has been widely expected after Krebs repeatedly disputed claims that election fraud …

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Federal cybersecurity agency calls election ‘most secure in American history’

U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs speaks to reporters at CISA’s Election Day Operation Center on Super Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., March 3, 2020. Kevin Lamarque / reuters Despite claims made without any evidence about the validity of the November election, a collection of election officials signed on to a …

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First Mover: What’s Next for Bitcoin as Wall Street Gets Vaccine Booster

Bitcoin was higher for a second day, staying in a range between roughly $15,200 and $15,600, as news of progress in developing a coronavirus vaccine appeared to touch off a rally in U.S. stocks.   With the outcome of last week’s U.S. presidential election now mostly settled, crypto analysts turned to other market factors, such as whether investors …

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Crypto Impact Unclear After Joe Biden Unseats Donald Trump as Next US President

Joe Biden’s picks to head key regulatory agencies could redefine cryptocurrency policy in the coming years, although it’s unclear exactly how.  The Associated Press declared on Saturday that Biden, the Democratic nominee, beat President Donald Trump, a first-term Republican in an election that was marked by division and the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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LIVE: CoinDesk Covers the 2020 US Election and Crypto Impact

BK (20:53 ET): Next big slug of polls close in 7 minutes. SS (20:40 ET): Crypto predictions platform Polymarket is beginning to flash some interesting results. According to the platform, there is now a 93% chance Trump takes Florida, with predictions paying $0.93 to the Republicans and $0.70 for the Democrats. “Two stand outs: Pennsylvania …

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Here Are the 2020 US Election Races Crypto Should Watch

CoinDesk is monitoring the U.S. election, following candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives in addition to the Presidency.  The list below includes a number of lawmakers important to the crypto space, whether they be politicians who are proponents of innovation and light-touch regulations, or those who have dismissed the cryptocurrency space or come …

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“Stay Home” robocalls to voters prompt FBI, FCC investigations

Enlarge / Voters in Michigan, one of the states where residents received misleading robocalls about the election, casting their ballots on November 3, 2020. Elaine Cromie | Getty Images Both the FBI and the Federal Communications Commission are investigating a series of suspicious robocalls that warned recipients to “stay home” on Election Day in an …

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Who Is Better for Bitcoin, Trump or Biden?

In a chaotic year of dueling recriminations and very different visions of the future, the real question of this U.S. presidential election is: Who is better for bitcoin? Our main discussion: Which U.S. election outcome is better for bitcoin?  After a surprisingly close Twitter poll with more than 1,600 respondents answering the question “Is Trump …

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