Rigging elections via the cyber world

He knew that accounts could be faked and social media trends fabricated, all relatively cheaply ... he could manipulate the public debate as easily as moving pieces on a chessboard - or, as he puts it, “When I realized that people believe what the Internet says more than reality, I discovered that I had the power to make people believe almost anything.”
Story here.

Update 15-Jun-2016:
Related, but not the same guy, some news of stealing data on the ongoing elections, on Trump.

Update 22-Jul-2016:
Wikileaks dumps thousands of leaked emails (here) from USA's DNC party. This helps Republican nominee Trump tremendously. Some believe this is done by Russian hackers, which I am skeptical to. Anyway, if there is anyone who still believes hackers cannot help with elections, it is high time to reconsider.

Update 12-Aug-2016:
Seems like I am not the only one who believes that elections could be rigged, using the power of web.

Update 31-Dec-2016:
In case there are still some skeptics who think cyber-world cannot rig, something as allusive as elections:
  • US imposes sanctions on Russia
  • The IOC and a detailed report from DHS
  • The story of a Russian hacker - Aleksandr B Vyarya
Update 02-Jun-2017:
How are these leaks happening (and the tainted leaks)?

Update 20-Feb-2018:
So, how were the USA elections influenced, the investigation is now complete.


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