Introducing »Fraud Bot« – our new artificial colleague
»Fraud Bot« is an artificial intelligence (AI) that can help you detect fraudulent participation and thus protect you from election fraud.
When PollUnit is used to conduct online elections such as club elections or board elections, the invitation function with a one-time code is usually used. This ensures that each invited person can only vote once. For votes of this type, it is usually no problem to send out invitations, since the members are known.
The situation is different if the voting members are unknown. For example, when holding a photo contest. Organizers usually want to encourage new users to participate. Often the hurdle for participants has to be weighed against fraud protection.
This is where »Fraud Bot« comes into play. It can analyze the behavior of voters, recognize multiple participations and mark them. The security settings of the PollUnit are not relevant here. Even with anonymization enabled, our AI is able to detect fraud attempts.
Even though »Fraud Bot« has already proven to be a very good sniffer in numerous polls, you should be aware of one thing: a hundred percent security cannot be achieved this way. It is technically impossible without authentication, like our previously mentioned one-time codes. But »Fraud Bot« gives you a relatively accurate impression of the fraudulent behavior of the voters. This allows you to delete suspicious votes or disqualify submissions.
Published at: 2022-01-05 12:19 AM