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Mud In The Digital Age

Imagine: One disgruntled, tech-savvy voter breaks into a presidential candidate's website and plays a dirty trick, destroying a campaign. Impossible? Inevitable.

By Charles P. Pierce
June 17, 2007

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On Tuesday, March 27, about nine months before anyone would cast a vote in anger in the 2008 presidential campaign, there was some surprisingly straight talk on the MySpace page of one John McCain, who, according to that very same page, is a 70-year-old man from Phoenix, Arizona. Beneath his picture, there was a message to the people who were ... (Full article: 3995 words)

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