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Michael Cohen tells Business Insider he’s working to free Reality Winner, a whistleblower imprisoned by the Trump administration for leaking a classified report on Russian election hacking

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, told Business Insider he wants to help free imprisoned whistleblower Reality Winner. In 2018, Winner was sentenced to over five years in prison for leaking a classified report to the media detailing Russian government efforts to hack US election infrastructure. Cohen said he […]
Michael Cohen tells Business Insider he’s working to free Reality Winner, a whistleblower imprisoned by the Trump administration for leaking a classified report on Russian election hacking
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A Twitter DM and the promise of money: An American Putin critic tells us how they became an unwitting tool of a Russian state influence operation

Facebook on Tuesday announced it had uncovered an operation on its site linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency, which interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. The operation used a website called Peace Data and targeted “Democratic Socialists, environmentalists, and disgruntled Democrats,” according to an analysis by social-media experts at […]
A Twitter DM and the promise of money: An American Putin critic tells us how they became an unwitting tool of a Russian state influence operation
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Trump and Putin issued a symbolic statement for US and Russia to ‘build trust, and cooperate,’ raising fresh concerns about their relationship

Trump and Putin issued a joint statement calling for renewed US and Russian cooperation despite ongoing tensions between both governments. “The ‘Spirit of the Elbe’ is an example of how our countries can put aside differences, build trust, and cooperate in pursuit of a greater cause,” read the statement, which […]
Trump and Putin issued a symbolic statement for US and Russia to ‘build trust, and cooperate,’ raising fresh concerns about their relationship
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Facebook has been investigating ‘suspicious’ pro-Sanders content, but hasn’t found any evidence it’s inauthentic

Facebook launched an investigation into “suspicious” content praising Bernie Sanders after receiving a tipoff from an outside researcher, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company did not find any evidence that the behaviour was inauthentic. Officials have told Sanders that his campaign may be benefiting from Russian interference, and President […]
Facebook has been investigating ‘suspicious’ pro-Sanders content, but hasn’t found any evidence it’s inauthentic
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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn wants to withdraw his guilty plea in Mueller probe and accuses DOJ of ‘bad faith’ and ‘vindictiveness’

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea in the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe on Tuesday. The motion said he was withdrawing his plea “because of the government’s bad faith, vindictiveness, and breach of the plea agreement.” Flynn pleaded guilty in […]
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn wants to withdraw his guilty plea in Mueller probe and accuses DOJ of ‘bad faith’ and ‘vindictiveness’
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Russia’s 2016 disinformation campaign targeted African-Americans more than any other group, Senate report confirms

Russian government-backed online interference in the 2016 election aggressively targeted African-Americans more than any other group, according to a major new report from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Research from the Senate Intel Committee and other investigations, including the Mueller probe, have previously found evidence that Russia’s interference efforts stoked racial […]
Russia’s 2016 disinformation campaign targeted African-Americans more than any other group, Senate report confirms
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Over one-third of Democratic primary voters said they feared foreign hacking could cost them the 2020 election

More than one-third of self-identified Democratic primary respondents said in a new INSIDER poll they feared international hacking could sway the 2020 election to Republicans, reflecting continued anxiety over foreign interference in next year’s presidential race. Over the past week, the subject of election interference has seized public attention. It’s […]
Over one-third of Democratic primary voters said they feared foreign hacking could cost them the 2020 election
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Special counsel Mueller was a target of Russia’s disinformation campaign, according to a report prepared for the Senate

Twin reports prepared for the US Senate Intelligence Committee detail the extent of “Russian influence operations” on social media – including posts trying to discredit the special counsel Robert Mueller. “As facets of the investigation trickled out over 2017, the right-targeted accounts justified, dismissed, normalized, and redirected,” the report said. […]
Special counsel Mueller was a target of Russia’s disinformation campaign, according to a report prepared for the Senate
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Facebook suspended more than 100 accounts the day before the US midterm elections

Facebook announced on Monday that it blocked several accounts after US law-enforcement officials warned they may be connected to foreign entities. The social media network said it found and blocked 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram profiles that is said were exhibiting “coordinated inauthentic behaviour.” Facebook said it is still […]
Facebook suspended more than 100 accounts the day before the US midterm elections