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Trust, Elections and Twitter (fscons 2017)

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September 1st 2017 the Norwegian government issued a regulation that mandated that all votes in the upcoming parliamentary election (10 days later) had to be counted manually at least once. This talk describes the personal Twitter campaign that preceded it and how the public and the media have power and influence when they join forces.

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Trust, Elections and Twitter (fscons 2017)

  1. 1. November 4th is Aaron Swartz Day #pdftribute @pati_gallardo
  2. 2. Trust, Elections and Twitter How to ignore someone so incredibly loudly it becomes conspicuous FSCONS 2017 @pati_gallardo
  3. 3. Tweeting Into The Void @pati_gallardo
  4. 4. Patricia Aas Programmer - mainly in C++ and Java Currently : Vivaldi Technologies Previously : Cisco Systems, Knowit, Opera Software Master in Computer Science Twitter : @pati_gallardo
  5. 5. So who are you? And which election? Small recap @pati_gallardo
  6. 6. Me: 7 weeks in, After basically “winning” @pati_gallardo
  7. 7. Power & Influence Powerful : Invisibility Treat the Less Powerful as if they are invisible by ignoring them Powerful : Appropriation The Powerful person steals the ideas of the Less Powerful person Less Powerful : Ghostwriting The Less Powerful gives ideas to a more Powerful to Get Things Done@pati_gallardo
  8. 8. What Happened? @pati_gallardo
  9. 9. Nothing Happens I Keep On Tweeting To Myself (12 days) @pati_gallardo
  10. 10. Nothing Happens I Keep On Tweeting To Myself (11 days) @pati_gallardo
  11. 11. August 8th - VG
  12. 12. What Is She Doing????!!! @pati_gallardo
  13. 13. You Need A Security “Hotline” security@example.com Symbiotic relationship Be polite Be grateful Be professional Be efficient and transparent @pati_gallardo
  14. 14. Nothing Happens I Keep On Tweeting To Myself (16 days) @pati_gallardo
  15. 15. The (Research) Thread August 24th I Tweet as I Read @pati_gallardo
  16. 16. The Book About EVA Scanning 51 page pdf document Response to two requests under the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act 24th of August
  17. 17. Seriously?? Nobody Cares????!!! @pati_gallardo
  18. 18. The (Frustration) Thread Saturday, August 26th 4:02 - 4:22 pm @pati_gallardo
  19. 19. TV, Newspapers, Radio & Internet @pati_gallardo
  20. 20. Is the count and the recount done by the same system? Director Bjørn Berg: “We can’t 100% exclude that possibility” The counts described as being in different places, can they really all be in the same place? Director Bjørn Berg: “Theoretically your assessment is correct” @pati_gallardo
  21. 21. Reddit & Hacker News @pati_gallardo
  22. 22. I’m Exhausted, Scared and Intimidated @pati_gallardo
  23. 23. And Nothing Really Happens - I Talk to any Journalist I can - I Keep On Explaining Elections (over the course of 6 days) @pati_gallardo
  24. 24. On my way to another TV interview Friday, September 1st @pati_gallardo
  25. 25. PST Decided to Change the Tone @pati_gallardo
  26. 26. from the media's point of view it's over (But I’m Still Tweeting…) @pati_gallardo
  27. 27. Because I Still Had Questions! @pati_gallardo
  28. 28. But I’m Tweeting Into The Void Again... @pati_gallardo
  29. 29. Foreign Companies are Setting Up Our Ballot counting? @pati_gallardo
  30. 30. And how would we discover and broadcast an election manipulation? @pati_gallardo
  31. 31. No Answer (4 days pass) @pati_gallardo
  32. 32. … I’m Exhausted and Depressed @pati_gallardo
  33. 33. I Had Sent Some of These Questions To KMD by Email 2 days Before the Regulation On August 30th @pati_gallardo
  34. 34. No Answer From KMD I Repeatedly Ask for a Reply on Twitter (10 days pass) @pati_gallardo
  35. 35. The Vulnerability of Pride (or Lies & Politics) @pati_gallardo
  36. 36. Is the count and the recount done by the same system? Director Bjørn Berg: “We can’t 100% exclude that possibility” The counts described as being in different places, can they really all be in the same place? Director Bjørn Berg: “Theoretically your assessment is correct” @pati_gallardo Remember?
  37. 37. @pati_gallardo Email From KMD - Friday September 8th
  38. 38. @pati_gallardo Email From KMD
  39. 39. Lack of Power & Influence Powerful : Invisibility Treat the Less Powerful as if they are invisible by ignoring them Powerful : Appropriation The Powerful person steals the ideas of the Less Powerful person Less Powerful : Ghostwriting The Less Powerful gives ideas to a more Powerful to Get Things Done@pati_gallardo
  40. 40. Demanding Trust and Being Trustworthy @pati_gallardo
  41. 41. So who is Auditing the Election? I’m starting to think it’s nobody @pati_gallardo
  42. 42. So who is Auditing the Election? I’m starting to think it’s nobody @pati_gallardo
  43. 43. So What Does It All Mean? @pati_gallardo
  44. 44. Elections: Trust Is Relative It’s a paranoid system by design. It has no trust so that it can be trusted. @pati_gallardo
  45. 45. Friend or Foe, it’s hard to tell @pati_gallardo
  46. 46. Breaking Out Of The Void Requires A Community @pati_gallardo
  47. 47. We’ve Got This! (If we work together) @pati_gallardo
  48. 48. @pati_gallardo
  49. 49. Vivaldi Swag Patricia Aas, Vivaldi Technologies @pati_gallardo Photos from pixabay.com

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