Sweden's security service says it is seeing an increase in the number of activities aimed at damaging confidence in the election process and in the democratic system.
- General election.
- Bots favour certain parties.
Attempts to influence Swedes via automated messages on social media have increased ahead of the election, according to a new study from the Swedish Defence Research Agency.
- Nordic Resistance Movement.
The trial of a 48-year-old man, charged with planning to kill two newspaper journalists in north-central Sweden, begins on Thursday.
- Needs regulator approval.
The biggest broadband provider in Sweden has announced plans to buy the country's second biggest TV channel.
- Artificial intelligence.
More than 8,000 researchers and experts are currently gathered in Stockholm for one of the world's largest scientific events in artificial intelligence.
- Public service.
Sweden's public broadcasters should focus on their core mission, video and audio, and not online text, says the final report of an important commission.
- Iconic radio show.
Swedish Radio's Sommar i P1 show announced the line-up for this year's programs. It's one of the nation's most well-known radio shows and a staple for many listeners during the summer holiday.
- EU law.
Some companies in Sweden will not have to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation that comes into effect in Friday, and work is underway to find a solution.
- Millions affected.
SKL gave a private digital healthcare company access to patient records without notifying the relevant authorities, reports Swedish Radio's local station in Östergötland county.
- Digital divide.
Librarians end up spending less time talking about books and literature with visitors, and more time helping people with various digital problems.
- Replace TV license.
Culture and Democracy Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke said on Thursday the government is backing the idea to establish an income-based to fund Sweden's public service media.
- Friday afternoon.
Concerns over how the social media giant treats its users' data, as well as issues over illegal content hosted by Facebook, had caused the meeting to be called by the Justice and Digitalisation ministers.
- Coming into force May 2018.
A recent survey suggests 65 per cent of Swedes use social media daily, and there are rising concerns about how their data is used by giants such as Facebook.
Despite making up half of the population, an analysis of Swedish public service TV says that just five per cent of those seen on TV are working class.
- "It matters."
Four of Sweden's biggest media outlets recently announced they'll be working together on a joint project to scrutinize facts as the general election approaches this fall.