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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

Key Words: Russia used every major social network to aid Trump, Senate report finds

A new report prepared for the Senate concludes that Russia used every major social network to support Donald Trump during the 2016 election, and continued to support him after he was elected president......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 17th, 2018

Key Words: Russia used every major social network to aid Trump, report finds

A new report prepared for the Senate concludes that Russia used every major social network to support Donald Trump during the 2016 election, and continued to support him after he was elected president......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 16th, 2018

How a six-year-old photo of a bleeding policeman is being used to stoke fears about the migrant caravan

The viral image shared by the wife of a Supreme Court justice, among many others, shows misleading information is still flowing on social media, despite promises by Facebook and other companies to prevent a repeat of the 2016 president election......»»

Category: topSource: washpostOct 24th, 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

Russia bans smartphones for soldiers

The decision comes after social media use by soldiers raised national security issues......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 20th, 2019

Russians Told To "Prepare For Worst Outcome" As US Prepares New Sanctions

A bipartisan team of US senators is preparing to hit Russia with additional sanctions over its 2016 US election interference and military operations in Syria and Ukraine. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Lindsey Grah.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 16th, 2019

Is Russia Prepping for War by Cracking Down on Social Media?

Andrei Lugovoi has a certain fame outside of Russia. The former KGB officer is wanted in Great Britain for his alleged role in the murder of the dissident former spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 using the very high-tech poison, polonium-210......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralFeb 12th, 2019

Social resolutions all Arizona businesses need to make in 2019

Each year, people make new commitments to themselves to be healthier and happier. Although it’s never a bad idea to focus on self-improvement, New Year’s resolutions should also extend to how businesses approach their social media and consumer.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 9th, 2019

Russia’s Playbook for Social Media Disinformation Has Gone Global

Russia created a playbook for spreading disinformation on social media. Now the rest of the world is following it. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 31st, 2019

Russia’s Playbook for Social Media Disinformation Has Gone Global

Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday that disinformation on their platforms now comes from more domestic and foreign sources — and not just Russia......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJan 31st, 2019

Twitter Says False Content Is Evolving, and More Comes From the U.S.

The social media service said on Thursday that disinformation on its platform now includes more domestic and foreign sources — and not just Russia......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytJan 31st, 2019

Facebook disables hundreds of accounts tied to Russian news agency for hiding their identity

The social network said hundreds of pages had originated in Russia, including a network of accounts that touched on regional weather and sports but actually served as a way for Russian state-owned media to secretly reach social media users......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 17th, 2019

Facebook disables hundreds of accounts tied to Russian news agency

The social media giant said hundreds of pages had originated in Russia, including a network of accounts that touched on regional weather and sports but actually served as way for Russian state-owned media to secretly reach social media users......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 17th, 2019

Rudy Giuliani leaves open the possibility there may have been collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia

Screenshot via CNN Rudy Giuliani left open the possibility that aides who worked on President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign could have colluded with Russian operatives, a matter now being investigated by the speci.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 17th, 2019

Key Words: Giuliani doesn’t deny Trump campaign may have colluded with Russia

Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, said he doesn’t deny that the Trump campaign may have colluded with Russians in the 2016 election — only that Donald Trump himself did not.......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 16th, 2019

Step Aside Russia: Beijing "Prepares To Meddle" In US Elections

With the decades-old practice of state-sponsored election meddling thrust into the spotlight after the 2016 US election, a growing number of people inside and outside of Taiwan have been warning t.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeDec 28th, 2018

Facebook Closes 5 Accounts Tied to Russia-Like Tactics in Alabama Senate Race

Facebook acted in response to news reports that a group of social media experts had secretly used deceptive activity in the Alabama race in 2017......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytDec 22nd, 2018

Facebook suspends five accounts, including that of a social media researcher, for misleading tactics in Alabama election

Facebook has suspended Jonathon Morgan, the chief executive of a top social-media research firm, after reports that he and others engaged in an operation to spread disinformation during the special election in Alabama last year......»»

Category: topSource: washpostDec 22nd, 2018