• Fake news is an existential crisis for social media 

    7 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Every gun outrage in America is now routinely followed by a flood of Russian-linked Twitter bot activity. Exacerbating social division is the name of this game. And it's playing out all over social media continually, not just around elections.
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  • The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

    The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe :
    10 p.m.
    The U.S. special counsel has accused 13 Russians of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
    The federal indictment, brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, represents the most detailed allegations to date of illegal Russian meddling during the campaign that sent Trump to the White House.
    The Russian organization was...
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  • Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
    The federal indictment, brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, represents the most detailed allegations to date of illegal Russian meddling during the campaign that sent Trump to the White House. It also marks the first criminal charges against Russians believed to have...
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  • Indictment: Social media firms got played by Russian agents

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

    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.S. presidential election through social media propaganda. The indictment said the Russians' conspiracy aimed, in part, to help Republican Donald...
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