Facebook bans US ads that claim widespread voting fraud ahead of election
By Abiodun Ogundairo
02 October 2020 | 10:37 am
2 Aug 2021
Federal prosecutors in New York have said the Nikola founder and CEO "brazenly lied" to investors about the the company's green vehicles to inflate market value and drive up his earnings. The SEC has also filed charges.
4 Aug 2021
President Jair Bolsonaro claims that electronic voting allows fraud, casting doubt on the 2022 presidential election. Thousands marched in cities to show support, though he remains unpopular in opinion polls.
7 Aug 2021
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested he may not accept the results of next year's elections, citing flaws in the voting system. Now the country's electoral court has opened an investigation into his comments.
5 Aug 2021
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that the country's electronic voting system is liable to fraud. He is trailing the polls ahead of next year's election.
13 Aug 2021
The Brazilian president has threatened to not accept the results of next year's election should the current electronic voting system remain in place.
13 Aug 2021
Polls have officially closed in Zambia, despite some voters complaining about the slow pace. It is expected to be a tight race between President Edgar Lungu's Patriotic Front (PF) and opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema's United Party for National Development (UPND).
4 Sep 2021
With a new type of simple blood test, Elizabeth Holmes wanted to revolutionize the health care industry. Her company Theranos was a Wall Street darling until it was exposed as a fraud. Now she is on trial in California.
12 Sep 2021
Once a star of Silicon Valley, biotech company founder Elizabeth Holmes is facing several counts of fraud. Prosecutors have accused her of "lying and cheating" in opening arguments.
10 Sep 2021
The founder of medical testing startup Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, has been painted as both a villain and an underdog on the first day of her fraud trial in California. She is accused of deceiving patients and investors with claims about technology that could screen for medical conditions with a few drops of blood.
10 Sep 2021
Germany's money laundering investigation unit is accused of covering up fraud committed by banks. The Finance Ministry has said it "fully supports" the raids.
22 Sep 2021
Since Russia's parliamentary elections earlier this week, dozens of videos have been circulating online claiming to show incidents of voter fraud. Our journalists contacted a man appearing in one video – he says he was prevented from participating in vote counting. However, BBC's Russian language service claims that through facial recognition technology, they have ascertained that actors participated in a video shown by the Electoral Commission. That video was supposed to show how fake scenes of voter fraud were being manufactured.
4 Nov 2021
Martin Luther King III, son of the iconic civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King Jr, was arrested while protesting for voting rights in front of the White House on Wednesday as the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was blocked in the US Senate. He and scores of other protesters were detained before later being released. The reasons for the arrests remain unclear. The 13-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr, Yolanda King, gave a speech at the rally.
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