08.02.2019

EP election more hackable than ever

People are losing faith in political processes

The GONG NGO organized an international conference on "Threats to Democracy from the Internet – 2019 EP election", in which it was concluded that people are increasingly losing faith in political processes, but everything they can read and the evolving technology in combination with the human factor can jeopardize the current level of democracy; because of this, it is important to secure more transparency of the WWW and social media in political processes such as elections and referendums. GONG Executive Director Jelena Berkovic warned that the forthcoming EP election is the "most hackable" so far, meaning that the risk of influencing its outcome with fake news and advertisements of unknown origin via modern technologies and social networks has never been greater, Novi list reports.

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