24 episodes

In the digital era, information and the social media platforms used to spread it have become weapons of choice for those seeking to short circuit American democracy. Yahoo News' new weekly podcast Bots & Ballots explores the intersection of politics and technology as told by those in Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley trying to prevent a repeat of the infiltration of the 2016 presidential election.  
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In the digital era, information and the social media platforms used to spread it have become weapons of choice for those seeking to short circuit American democracy. Yahoo News' new weekly podcast Bots & Ballots explores the intersection of politics and technology as told by those in Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley trying to prevent a repeat of the infiltration of the 2016 presidential election.  
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jonathon Morgan on how Russian disinformation worked in 2018

    Jonathon Morgan on how Russian disinformation worked in 2018

    The networks that pushed fake news in 2016 didn't go away in 2018, but they did change. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


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    • 22 min
    Howard Dean on 2020 and tech in politics

    Howard Dean on 2020 and tech in politics

    Howard Dean on why the next Democratic nominee for president should be under 55 and how the party can catch up on technology. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


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    • 19 min
    Will your vote count in 2018? I hope so.

    Will your vote count in 2018? I hope so.

    Our elections aren't secure, but that's not the worst news. There's also an effort to make us doubt the results of our own elections. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


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    • 18 min
    Joe Hall on why phone voting is a terrible idea and why secrets only last 20 years

    Joe Hall on why phone voting is a terrible idea and why secrets only last 20 years

    Joe Hall is the Chief Technologist at Center for Democracy & Technology, an organization that promotes free expression online, privacy and tries to put controls on government surveillance. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


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    • 24 min
    Michael Daniel, Obama's cybersecurity head: Cyberwar could take down our power grid

    Michael Daniel, Obama's cybersecurity head: Cyberwar could take down our power grid

    Michael Daniel talks about what Obama could have done to respond to Russia and about cyberwars bleeding into the real world See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


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    • 19 min
    Bill Browder on Rand Paul, Dana Rohrabacher and Russia

    Bill Browder on Rand Paul, Dana Rohrabacher and Russia

    Bill Browder made billions in post-Soviet Russia. Then his lawyer was murdered and he became an activist. The man behind the Magnitsky Act talks Putin, Donald Trump and Congress. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


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    • 26 min

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