Published on Sep 12, 2017
For the News Lab, elections are opportunities to empower journalists with the technology and data they need to keep their readers informed. For the German election on September 24th, our efforts are formed around three key themes: promoting accurate content, offering data that provides helpful context, and surfacing unheard voices.
Guiding all of these efforts is a spirit of experimentation and collaboration with news partners to address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities digital reporting presents.
Das ist überhaupt nicht gut. Weeks before the federal election in Germany, cybersecurity collective Chaos Computer Club (CCC) warns that the designated software for registering votes is plagued with critical vulnerabilities. The organization, which has previously unearthed flaws in Samsung S8’s hardware, conducted a thorough analysis of the tabulating system for the upcoming election and discovered severe flaws that could be exploited to tamper with the vote count. The news comes in midst of reports suspecting Russian intervention in last year’s US election. “Some of these scenarios allow for the changing of vote totals across electoral district and state boundaries,” the…