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October 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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“Phishing, Twitter Bombs and Trolls: How to Hack an American Presidential Election”
J. Thomas Allen, Daniel Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Emeritus, Furman University
Digital media and communications have provided significant advantages for many aspects of our lives. But they also introduce new vulnerabilities with unexpected consequences for a normal, functioning democracy. Dr. Allen will examine some of the prominent ways in which hackers sought to interrupt and tamper with the 2016 American presidential election.