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Bots Sign Online Petition For Second EU Referendum Post-Brexit
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RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
6/28/2016 | 1:26:57 PM
"...scripts to automatically sign petition"
Was there authentication for this site? What I am trying to figure out is if potential scripting of signatures is an inherent flaw of sites such as this, or have other sites not based on set user profiles have implemented methods of mitigating this possiblity.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
6/29/2016 | 10:58:00 AM
Re: "...scripts to automatically sign petition"
" ... Was there authentication for this site? ..."

Good question. If not, I think it can easily be done. Automating something on the web is is easy unless site uses some type of prevention technique.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
6/29/2016 | 11:04:29 AM
Re: "...scripts to automatically sign petition"
" ... other sites not based on set user profiles ..."

They can easily fake user profiles too. Everybody has many names and emails in the web. I know a few of my friends do that :--))
Whoopty
Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
6/29/2016 | 8:03:00 AM
Not surprised
I'm not surprised and unfortunately this is the reason online petitions serve such little purpose. Nobody believes the popular ones are legitimate and the sheer number of them mean most are lost in the scuffle. 

It also seems ridiculous to call another referendum though. While I was a remain voter, the idea of calling another simply because it wasn't the result you wanted is silly.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
6/29/2016 | 10:59:56 AM
Re: Not surprised
"... It also seems ridiculous to call another referendum though ..."

I agree. You can not really argue for a second one just because you did not get it. Where does it end?
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
6/29/2016 | 10:55:45 AM
Brexit
It makes sense. If somebody thinks that online petitions are accurate, that would be crazy. Of course there will be duplicates and submissions from other unrelated places unless you check it against your country's citizens which will most likely be not legal.


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