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Debunking The Idea That Russia Manipulated Social Media To Tip The 2016 Election

Authored by Gareth Porter via ConsortiumNews.com, The idea promoted by NYT’s Shane & Mazzetti that.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeOct 11th, 2018

Study finds fake Twitter accounts from the 2016 election are still active

As midterm election season comes around, social media site Twitter is catching heat for failing to stop fake news. Veuer's Natasha Abellard has the story......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 5th, 2018

15% Of Russians Think Putin Tried To Influence US Election

Amid allegations that the Russian government disrupted the 2016 U.S. presidential election through tactics such as spreading disinformation on social media, a new poll has found that most Russians believe their governmen.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 24th, 2018

Russian trolls spread anti-vaccine lies on Twitter

Russian trolls and social media bots use tactics similar to those employed during the 2016 presidential election to spread misinformation about vaccines, research has revealed......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 23rd, 2018

Media outlet linked to man charged by US hit by arson attack

A news outlet linked to a Russian multimillionaire accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has reportedly been hit by an arson attack......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 9th, 2018

Dem asks tech giants: Did Russia try to influence Kavanaugh debate?

The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking answers from three major tech and social media companies about whether Russia sought to influence the contentious debate over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 4th, 2018

Trump and his allies" explanations for the campaign"s Russia contacts have seen a stark evolution as new evidence has spilled out

Business Insider In addition to investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, the special .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 20th, 2018

"Leaking Like Mad": FBI-DOJ-MSM Collusion Went Far Deeper Than Previously Known

The FBI's coordination with the mainstream media surrounding the 2016 US election - a "media leak strategy" which was first first revealed Tuesday, goes far deeper than first reported, according to Fox News, which obt.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 12th, 2018

Roger Stone is becoming a prominent figure in the Russia investigation — here are all of his associates Mueller has called for questioning

Special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 US election is zeroing in on Roger Stone, one of President Donald .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 7th, 2018

Adobe and Twitter fall while Vera Bradley jumps

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: Twitter Inc., down $2.11 to $32.73 Social media executives testified before Congress about their efforts to fight election meddling and charges of political bias......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 5th, 2018

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to face questions from Congress about Russia and censorship this week

Facebook and Twitter will dispatch top executives to Capitol Hill this week to try to assuage lawmakers who fear that Russian propaganda and political censorship continue to plague the world’s most popular social media sites......»»

Category: topSource: washpostSep 4th, 2018

As elections approach, what is the risk of Russian meddling?

Newly reported attempts at infiltration and social media manipulation point to Russia's continued interest in meddling in U.S. politics......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsSep 1st, 2018

NATO Think Tank Continues Pre-Election Interference

Authored by Rick Rozoff via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, On August 24 what is in effect the social media warfare division of the Atlantic Council published an article  accusing the Russian t.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 30th, 2018

First Russia, now Iran: U.S. is ‘sitting duck’ for election meddling on Facebook

People with ties to Iranian state media posed as members of opposition groups, such as Bernie Sanders supporters, to spread pro-Iranian.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 24th, 2018

Brainstorm Health: Russian Trolls and Vaccines, Oklahoma’s Medicaid Gambit, Ebola Crisis

Brainstorm Health Daily: August 24, 2018 Happy Friday, readers! This is Sy. The ambitions of Russian cyber-trolls on social media don’t stop at an election’s edge--or at least that’s the conclusion of a fascinating new study from r.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 24th, 2018

Microsoft wants to protect elections from meddling

When most people think of election meddling, they think of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, of bad actors using social media to spread disinformation......»»

Category: topSource: moneyAug 22nd, 2018

Facebook Pulls Accounts Peddling Misinformation From Iran, Russia

Facebook dismantled a new set of influence campaigns originating in Russia and Iran designed to sow division in global politics, part of the social-media company’s broader purge of bad actors on its site......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 22nd, 2018

Facebook Pulls Accounts Tied to Political Misinformation Campaign

Facebook Inc. dismantled a new set of influence campaigns originating in Russia and Iran designed to sow division in global politics, part of the social-media company’s broader purge of bad actors on its site......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 22nd, 2018

Facebook Pulls Hundreds of Fake Accounts

Facebook Inc. dismantled a new set of influence campaigns originating in Russia and Iran designed to sow division in global politics, part of the social-media company’s broader purge of bad actors on its site......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjAug 22nd, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Facebook removes 652 bogus accounts tied to Russia, Iran trying to sow division

Facebook Inc. dismantled 652 pages, groups and accounts engaged in an coordinated influence campaign ahead of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, part of the social-media company’s broader purge of bad actors on its site......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 21st, 2018

"I think the party has yearned for a fighter": Michael Avenatti confirms he may run as a Democrat against Trump in 2020

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer Michael Avenatti, the lawyer known to needle President Donald Trump on social media and on TV, says he might run against Trump as a Democrat in the 2020 presidential election. .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 10th, 2018