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Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents
How And WHY We Should All Be Like The Late Journalistic Giant Robert Parry
Russia's RT broadcaster accuses France of rejecting journalists
Moby says CIA asked him to spread Trump-Russia collusion stories on social media
Moldova moves to ban Russian ‘propaganda’ broadcasts
FIFA awards World Cup media rights to Russia's 2SPORT2, Italy's Mediaset
Russia lists 9 US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’
Russian journalist who revealed 'troll factory' is confused by Mueller's indictment: 'It's very strange'
2018-02-19 17:06:35 An indictment issued last week by special counsel Robert Mueller matches findings from a pair of Russian journalists last year about a so-called “troll factory.” The 37-page indictment lists a number of Russian individuals — including 13 who have been charged with federal crimes — but one of the reporters who investigated the Internet Research Agency said some of the names seemed “incidental,”   Read More ...
Social media firms got played by Russian agents
2018-02-18 17:10:15 WASHINGTON - Friday’s election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Russia's propaganda tools in the 2016 US election
2018-02-18 06:03:18 Washington, United States | AFP | Fake social media accounts, rallies for and against Donald Trump, paid protesters: Russia managed a vast propaganda operation to support the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election, according to a court indictment. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, investigating possible collusion between the campaign and Russia along with other potential wrongdoing, on Friday charged 13 Russians for an alleged conspiracy to defraud the United States   Read More ...
Social media firms, like Facebook, got played by Russian agents
2018-02-18 00:45:58 Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Trump pushes back against 'Fake News Media' coverage of Russian meddling
2018-02-18 00:39:07 close President Trump pushed back Saturday against coverage by what he called the “Fake News Media” on revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 election -- saying the meddling began well before he ran for office and citing a Facebook official who said swaying the election was not Russia’s main goal. A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election, in a case brought by FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller that detailed a plot to “sow discord in the U   Read More ...
Social media firms got played by Russian agents
2018-02-17 23:42:22 Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Trump Twitter-rages at 'fake news media' for reporting on Mueller Russia indictments
2018-02-17 23:03:46 President Donald Trump broke his silence on the bombshell indictments of 13 Russians accused of meddling in the 2016 election, citing an opinion piece in the New York Post to prove his innocence and then attacking the “fake news media.” In a multiple tweet burst, Trump cited the New York tabloid, writing, “’Charges Deal Don A Big Win,’ written by Michael Goodwin of the @nypost, succinctly states that ‘the Russians had no impact on the election results   Read More ...
Social media firms, like Facebook, got played by Russian agents
2018-02-17 22:11:46 Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Reddit’s The_Donald Was One Of The Biggest Havens For Russian Propaganda During 2016 Election, Analysis Finds
2018-02-17 20:43:05 The site had thousands of posts now confirmed to come straight from Russian propagandists. Reddit’s The_Donald has been billed as the biggest online community of Donald Trump supporters, but during the 2016 election, it also appeared to be one of the internet’s biggest hubs of Russian-based propaganda and conspiracy theories. This week, Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation announced a series of 13 indictments against Russians for illegally attempting to disrupt the election   Read More ...
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents
2018-02-17 19:03:36 Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents
2018-02-17 16:12:11 The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the US special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election through social media propaganda   Read More ...
Indictment underscores how social media firms got played by Russian agents
2018-02-17 15:10:57 The election-interference , the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda   Read More ...
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents
2018-02-17 12:15:12 The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it’s not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents
2018-02-17 06:05:16 Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U   Read More ...
DOJ Russia Probe Points To Social Media Impact
2018-02-17 05:05:16 Charges laid out in an indictment brought by special counsel Robert Mueller detail how Russian operatives allegedly used social media channels to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. (Feb. 16) Subscribe for more Breaking News Get updates and more Breaking News here The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings   Read More ...
DOJ Russia Probe Points To Social Media Impact
2018-02-17 05:00:28 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook DOJ Russia Probe Points To Social Media Impact Charges laid out in an indictment brought by special counsel Robert Mueller detail how Russian operatives allegedly used social media channels to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. (Feb. 16) Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
How the indicted Russians carried out their social media plot to mess with the 2016 presidential election
2018-02-17 04:09:23 The Russian government plotted its complex campaign to interfere in the U.S. 2016 presidential election for years, according to special counsel Robert Mueller. The Kremlin, operating through its so-called Internet Research Agency, began monitoring American social media accounts and other sources of information pertinent to the 2016 election in May 2014, Mueller stated in an indictment revealed Friday that brings charges against 13 Russian nationals   Read More ...
Social media firms got played by Russian agents
2018-02-17 03:10:37 Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Social media firms got played by Russian agents
2018-02-17 02:35:03 Friday's election-interference indictment by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller underscores how thoroughly U.S. social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again. Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin, were charged Friday with plotting to interfere in the 2016 U   Read More ...
Russian Media Interfered In The UK’s Brexit Referendum, New Report Claims
2018-02-13 14:43:37 A study carried out by , a British communications and social media analytics firm, has concluded that there was a substantial amount of pro-Brexit Russian media interference during the UK’s 2016 EU referendum. In November last year, the British Prime Minister Theresa May had accused Russia of “weaponizing information,” although May refrained from directly accusing the Kremlin government of meddling in the referendum   Read More ...
'Remain' PR firm claims Russian influence in Brexit referendum
2018-02-13 07:07:02 UK-based public relations firm called '89 up' - which backs the "best for Britain" campaign alongside George Soros released a report on Russia's media allege   Read More ...
UK Parliament committee comes to US for hearing on fake news, Russian meddling
2018-02-09 08:10:27 London came to Washington on Thursday as an entire 11-member U.K. House of Commons select committee on digital, media, culture and sport held the House of Commons' first live broadcast hearing outside of the U.K. The hearing focused on social media, fake news, and alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.K. referendum to leave the European Union. The trip included a stop in New York to meet separately with several media and technology executives as well as a meeting with Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who have held their own hearings about Russian influence on the 2016 U   Read More ...
How And WHY We Should All Be Like The Late Journalistic Giant Robert Parry
2018-02-06 15:05:47 His work inspired generations of journalists, but it’s possible you’ve rarely encountered his writing, or have simply never heard of him. So here are three amazing things about him: First, Parry was one of the greatest American investigative reporters of the past 50 years, at the level of Seymour Hersh. While he was best known for breaking the Nicaraguan side of the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, that was but one gumball in the giant gumball machine of political malfeasance Parry uncovered during his career   Read More ...
Russia: Pre-election media manipulations
2018-02-03 11:42:49 On this week: The Kremlin calls the shots on Russian media, so how do critics get their messages out? Plus, we take a look at Cambodia's pre-election information blackout. Russia: Pre-election media manipulations With Russia's presidential election taking place about six weeks from now, the Kremlin is clamping down on critical voices. As the opposition politician at the heart of this story, Alexei Navalny will tell you, there's nothing subtle about the government's tactics   Read More ...
Lawmakers press social media companies on Russian links to #ReleaseTheMemo campaign
2018-02-01 02:04:06 Social media companies continued to face pressure over exploitation of their platforms, as lawmakers on Wednesday chastised Facebook and Twitter for failing to explain the role pro-Russian accounts played in a large online campaign to release a classified memo related to the Russia investigation. In a new letter to Facebook and Twitter, two top congressional Democrats, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep   Read More ...
Get Ready for Aleppo 2.0 in Ghouta -- Western Propaganda Machine Resurrects Myths of Aleppo Siege for Use in Damascus
2018-01-29 14:14:02 News that the “White Helmets” have been nominated for an Oscar for a second time seems to mark an end to any possibility of sensible discourse between the supporters of Syria and her enemies. Although the Academy Award would notionally be for another docu-fantasy about “Al Qaeda with a Facelift”, called “Last Men in Aleppo”, it evidently indicates that the Hollywood celebrity industry is now an integral part of the US state’s propaganda machine   Read More ...
Russian State Propaganda Machine: Demonized But Far Smaller Than America's Own
2018-01-24 15:03:51 Much is being made about the ostensibly omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Russian propaganda machine. In the Western view, it decides Western elections and threatens the ‘global liberal order’. In fact, an anti-Putin media organ has published a comparison of the resources devoted to propaganda or ‘strategic communications (stratcomm) by Russian and just the US (excluding European) governments. It demonstrates that the American propaganda machine alone is approximately 3-4 times more robust than Moscow’s (link)   Read More ...
A Sundance filmmaker has made a movie about the Russian propaganda machine, and it is terrifying
2018-01-21 22:46:06 PARK CITY, UTAH — A lot of energy has been spent lately trying to decode the false information that state-sponsored Russian entities spread to Americans during the 2016 election cycle. Far less attention has been paid to decoding the false information state-sponsored Russian entities spread to their own people during that time. For example, during the 2016 election, Russian television regularly reported that Hillary Clinton was at death’s door, as though it was a fact as immutable as gravity   Read More ...
Alarming Russian Movie Shows How Kremlin TV Propaganda On Donald Trump Has Fooled Millions [Video] [Opinion]
2018-01-21 18:03:18 A terrifying film showing how Kremlin propaganda on Russian TV has fooled millions of the country’s residents into believing fabricated claims about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has left everyone at Sundance gaping at the complexity of the Russian “fake news” machinery, according to a report in the Washington Post. The film, Our New President, made by Russian-American filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin, is edited entirely out of footage taken from Russia’s lesser known TV networks, Vesti and NTV, as well as the Kremlin-run media giant Russia Today   Read More ...
Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election
2018-01-18 03:08:01 WASHINGTON – Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. he social media company is “working to identify and inform individually” its users who saw tweets during the 2016 U.S. presidential election produced by accounts tied to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Army, Carlos Monje, Twitter’s director of public policy, told the U   Read More ...
Twitter May Notify Users Exposed To Russian Propaganda During 2016 Election
2018-01-18 02:07:47 itter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. The social media company is "working to identify and inform individually" its users who saw tweets during the 2016 U.S. presidential election produced by accounts tied to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Army, Carlos Monje, Twitter's director of public policy, told the U   Read More ...
Twitter to alert users who saw Russian propaganda during election
2018-01-17 23:46:56 Have you been the victim of Russian tweet trolls? You may soon find out. A representative for Twitter said in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday that the social media company would inform users who were exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. When asked by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., what the social media giant would do to disclose to users that they had viewed Russian propaganda, Twitter’s representative claimed the company had begun to develop plans to fulfill that request   Read More ...
Twitter may alert users exposed to Russian propaganda
2018-01-17 23:00:13 With terrorist recruitment and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race in the spotlight, Senate lawmakers grilled executives with Facebook, YouTube and Twitter on their companies efforts to keep America safe. (Jan. 17) SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter says it's exploring ways to notify millions of users if they were exposed to Russian propaganda. he social media service is working to identify and inform individuals who saw tweets from Kremlin-linked accounts spreading disinformation and divisive messages during the 2016 presidential election, Twitter's director of public policy Carlos Monje told lawmakers Wednesday   Read More ...
Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election
2018-01-17 20:33:35 WASHINGTON: Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. he social media company is "working to identify and inform individually" its users who saw tweets during the 2016 U.S. presidential election produced by accounts tied to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Army, Carlos Monje, Twitter's director of public policy, told the U   Read More ...
Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election
2018-01-17 19:11:28 WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. he social media company is “working to identify and inform individually” its users who saw tweets during the 2016 U.S. presidential election produced by accounts tied to the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Army, Carlos Monje, Twitter’s director of public policy, told the U   Read More ...
Russia's RT broadcaster accuses France of rejecting journalists
2018-01-16 07:31:55 MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian state broadcaster RT on Monday accused France's presidency of turning away its journalists, saying employees from its new French-language channel were refused accreditation twice in a week. President Emmanuel Macron announced plans in early January for legislation to stop the spread of fake news in a veiled reference to RT and state news agency Sputnik, which he has called spreaders of "deceitful propaganda" and "organs of influence"   Read More ...
Russia's RT broadcaster accuses France of rejecting journalists
2018-01-15 20:03:00 Russian state broadcaster RT Monday accused France's presidency of turning away its journalists, saying employees from its new French-language channel were refused accreditation twice in a week.President Emmanuel Macron announced plans in early January for legislation to stop the spread of fake news in a veiled reference to RT and state news agency Sputnik, which he has called spreaders of "deceitful propaganda" and "organs of influence"   Read More ...
Moby says CIA asked him to spread Trump-Russia collusion stories on social media
2018-01-13 05:06:49 Published time: 13 Jan, 2018 03:57 In a recent interview,Moby. said his friends at the CIA asked him to post several theories about President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. Moby said he had made friends with a few “active and former CIA agents” over the years, who told him they were “really concerned” that Trump was “essentially being run as a Russian agent   Read More ...
Moldova moves to ban Russian ‘propaganda’ broadcasts
2018-01-11 17:00:04 Moldova’s pro-EU government has banned Russian news broadcasts in the country—a move strongly criticised by Moscow. Supporters of the bill—signed into law by the president of Moldova’s parliament—say it will reduce “propaganda” from pro-Russian media outlets. Moscow slammed what it called an “anti-Russian attack” and claimed it denied Moldovans the “fundamental right of access information”. The law, passed by Moldova’s parliament, effectively bans the rebroadcasting of Russian news, military or politics programmes   Read More ...
UK: Social Media Giants Face Sanctions If They Fail to Provide "Proof" of Russian Interference
2018-01-09 12:17:54 A parliamentary committee has set a deadline of January 18 for Facebook and Twitter to provide information on supposed “Russian misinformation” or face sanctions. Damian Collins, Conservative chair of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, declared the deadline before the New Year, insisting that Facebook and Twitter supply details of social media accounts and pages allegedly operated by Russian “misinformation actors   Read More ...