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+ - Ballot-stuffing bot skews online polls, news reports->

Submitted by mask.of.sanity
mask.of.sanity (1228908) writes "An Australian software dev has built a bot to automatically cast tens of thousands of votes through online polls run by the country's biggest news outlets.

It skewed subsequent media reports on the results which continued for months despite the engineer's efforts to warn reporters of the hoax.

He coupled his simple bash script with Tor that was made to change exit relays every 10 minutes, defeating measures to prevent repeat voting from one IP address."

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Ballot-stuffing bot skews online polls, news reports

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