Trump Campaign Michigan Election Fraud Hearing

Mellissa Carone, a Trump campaign witness, delivered testimony that drew comparisons to SNL characters. Giuliani also appeared to fart several times during the hearing.

Posted on December 3, 2020, at 3:19 p.m. ET


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Rudy Giuliani at the Michigan House Oversight Committee on Wednesday in Lansing, Michigan.

Rudy Giuliani led a bizarre string of testimony at an hourslong hearing in Michigan on Wednesday night, bringing forward a number of so-called witnesses who made brazen, and at times incoherent, claims of widespread voter fraud in the state that supposedly led to President Donald Trump’s election defeat.

The claims were baseless.

Trump and his campaign have refused to admit that he lost the election, even as federal agencies begin the transition to a new administration, instead blaming a nationwide voter fraud conspiracy for the president’s decisive loss. In the weeks

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Admiral Seguros Banks on Shift Technology’s AI for Fraud Detection and Prevention

PARIS and BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shift Technology, a provider of AI-native fraud detection and claims automation solutions for the global insurance industry today announced that Admiral Seguros has adopted the company’s Shift Claims Fraud Detection. The insurer recognized Shift a leader in the application of Artificial Intelligence to claim analysis in order to prevent and combat fraud and deployed the technology as part of its wider process automation and digital transformation strategy.

With a presence in more than 25 countries, Shift has analyzed billions of claims using advanced data science and artificial intelligence. The company’s automated, highly accurate SaaS solution functions as a complex alarm system that warns insurers of potential fraud and allows claims handlers and investigators to better understand the nature of suspicious claims. Shift Claims Fraud Detection presents information via an intuitive, user-friendly interface that provides all relevant claims information. This allows

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Trump lawyer ‘got angry’ when pressed for evidence of voter fraud

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday called out Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell, saying she “got angry” when he asked her for evidence to support her claims of voter fraud.



Rudy Giuliani standing in front of a crowd: Tucker Carlson: Trump lawyer 'got angry' when pressed for evidence of voter fraud


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Tucker Carlson: Trump lawyer ‘got angry’ when pressed for evidence of voter fraud

During a press conference earlier in the day with Rudy Giuliani, Powell made the allegation that Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems used technology developed by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who died in 2013. She claimed votes were manipulated while being tabulated overseas to favor President-elect Joe Biden.

There is no evidence to the claim that votes were manipulated and it has been criticized by a number of conservative officials, including Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), who on Thursday called it “absolutely outrageous.”

Carlson said he repeatedly reached out to Powell for evidence of her claim and invited her on the show. He said

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Joyy rejects short-seller fraud claim that sent its shares plunging

Chinese social media platform Joyy on Thursday tried to fend off an attack by short-seller Muddy Waters, saying a report that sent its share price plunging was full of “errors, unsubstantiated statements, and misleading conclusions.”



a man looking at the camera: Carson Block, chief investment officer and co-founder of Muddy Waters Capital LLC, speaks during the Sohn Hong Kong Conference in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Shares of Man Wah Holdings Ltd. sank in Hong Kong after Muddy Waters questioned the firms profitability. Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Carson Block, chief investment officer and co-founder of Muddy Waters Capital LLC, speaks during the Sohn Hong Kong Conference in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Shares of Man Wah Holdings Ltd. sank in Hong Kong after Muddy Waters questioned the firms profitability. Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Shares in Joyy closed down more than 26% in New York on Wednesday after Muddy Waters published its report accusing the company of making up revenues and labeling the business “a multibillion-dollar fraud.” The shares recovered some of those losses in after hours trading and were up 16% premarket on Thursday.

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The fraud allegations come just days after

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Here’s how often election fraud has come up on right-wing radio talk shows.

While President Trump’s baseless accusations of election fraud are losing steam with some Republicans, interest in the topic on the biggest right-wing talk shows has only grown.

In the eight days since the election, “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” which normally has around 15 million listeners a week, has mentioned fraud, almost always in the context of the election, 204 times — or roughly 10 times more than the word came up in the eight days before the election, according to a New York Times analysis of transcripts of Mr. Limbaugh’s show. The analysis was based on a tool called RadioSearch, which was developed by the Media Lab at M.I.T.

On Monday, “The Rush Limbaugh Show” was largely dedicated to the topic of voter fraud. The word “fraud” came up 53 times, the RadioSearch data shows.

“There was plenty of fraud that took place,” Mr. Limbaugh said at one point. “There’s

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‘There’s damage to this’: Obama slams GOP for lining up behind Trump’s fraud claims

Former President Barack Obama said in a new interview that it “has been disappointing” to see congressional Republicans remain supportive of President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and his refusal to concede the 2020 White House race to President-elect Joe Biden.

“There’s damage to this,” Obama said in an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” that is set to air in full this weekend. “Because what happens is that the peaceful transfer of power — the notion that any of us who attain an elected office, whether it’s dog catcher or president, are servants of the people, it’s a temporary job, we’re not above the rules, we’re not above the law — that’s the essence of our democracy.”

Obama also described the fraud allegations leveled by GOP lawmakers as disingenuous, saying that “they

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Kount Event-Based Bot Detection protects the end-to-end customer journey from fraud

Kount announced Event-Based Bot Detection, the newest solution in Kount’s Identity Trust Platform. Kount’s offerings protect the end-to-end customer journey from fraud, and the new bot detection solution is the latest in the company’s momentous year of new products, patents, partnerships, industry recognition, and more.

Event-Based Bot Detection advances beyond network- and device-based solutions, such as content delivery networks (CDNs) and web application firewalls (WAFs), which protect IT infrastructure against many malicious bots.

Kount’s new solution delivers comprehensive and event-specific protection for all events across the digital customer journey, including at account creation, login, coupon or loyalty point redemption, and payment.

It can quickly identify good and malicious bots, provide the ability to analyze and classify questionable bots, and enable customized responses with the power to adapt policies within minutes based on the bot’s behavior and the desired business outcome.

The new solution continues Kount’s unparalleled product advancements, which include

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eCommerce Tech Must Fight Fraud, Remove Friction

Brands attempting quick pivots to digital have spent months learning by trial and error only to find out that offering something new to consumers is often more complex than in looks from the outset.

Take the drive-thru lane, Vik Dhawan, vice president of Product at Kount, told PYMNTS in an interview.

Drive-thru popularity has spiked during the pandemic because restaurant dining rooms have often been shut down, and drive-thru lanes offer easy paths for low-contact, quick delivery of orders. In fact, the latest PYMNTS Mobile Order-Ahead Tracker found that they’ve been the pandemic’s MVP.

Dhawan said that’s all well and good but for the fact that the more consumers who decide to use drive-thrus, the less able restaurants are to deliver a drive-thru’s speedy service advantage.

“When mass adoption happens, what becomes really apparent is space is limited,” he said. “It suddenly takes

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Employee fraud: can technology tip the balance in favour of investigators?

People have always committed fraud and always will – and some could be your employees. However, the tools have changed, particularly in the past decade, and technology has multiplied the opportunities, resulting in an expo­nential increase in cyber-crime.

On the flip side, fraud investigators have many more sophisticated IT tools to prevent and detect this. So who will win the ongoing fight against fraud?

Why recruitment processes can’t eliminate employee fraud

Any robust fraud prevention strategy must encompass both the human and technical sides of fraud. Studies suggest that people fall into three equal groups when it comes to committing fraud. A third are completely honest and will not perpe­trate fraud whatever the circumstances. Another third will be open to committing fraud depending on the circumstances. The final third comprise the “rotten apples” who will always seek to defraud their employer.

Sifting out the rotten apples

Organisations should always seek

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Twitter labels Trump’s latest claim about election fraud as ‘disputed’ but doesn’t limit dissemination

President Trump took to Twitter late Saturday to falsely claim he had won the 2020 presidential election, airing a fresh barrage of baseless attacks mere hours after Democratic candidate Joe Biden had achieved victory.



a large crowd of people walking down a street: People gather along 16th street in front of the White House to celebrate the presidential race being called in favor of President-elect Joe Biden over President Donald Trump, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


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People gather along 16th street in front of the White House to celebrate the presidential race being called in favor of President-elect Joe Biden over President Donald Trump, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

His post — coming after major media networks said Trump lost the election — prompted Twitter to immediately slap a label on the tweet, saying “This claim about election fraud is disputed.” The tech giant, however, took minimal action to limit Trump’s millions of followers from viewing it or re-sharing it widely.

The president’s all-caps tweet questioned the integrity of the vote, alleging “BAD THINGS” had occurred, even though he has not presented

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