Be wary of posts claiming voting machines are hacked
Lastly, Alfred, you wrote a story about the biggest threat to today's midterms, and it's not hacking, what is this?
It's actually misinformation on social media, claiming that a machine has been hacked.
The Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the Director of National Intelligence All put out a joint statement last night talking about this, saying that they've not found any evidence of hacks against infrastructure like a voter machine, or a voter database, or anything like that.
But they do know that there is a effort from Russian trolls or People or trolls from Iran, basically targeting social media, using that as a platform to spread lies and rumors that this voting machine was hacked.
That's not to say-
So don't bother to vote, is that the idea?
Yeah, that's it-
Don't bother to vote-
Because it's already rigged or something like that.
The idea is that you know, this has happened before.
They've gotten videos of voting machines where somebody presses one person and it shows another person instead.
And that will viral.
That happened in 2016 during the Presidential election.
A Russian troll acount used that video and basically said, look, I told you this election was rigged and these machines are hacked, saying things like that.
So that is not true.
It turned out that the person was just using the machine wrong, and there's probably gonna be a lot more cases of that happening today.
And that's not to say that voting machines can't be hacked.
It's just you should be a lot more skeptical if you do see something like that on social media.
And regardless you should go vote.
Yeah, all right for full coverage check us out on CNET I'm Roger Chang.
I'm Alfred Ang.
Thanks for listening.
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