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Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET – November 7 marks the centennial of the birth of the Soviet Union. In 1917. This 1962 U.S. Army film, narrated by actor James Cagney, presents a critical history of Soviet Communism beginning with a 1905 failed revolution up to the construction of the Berlin Wall. The film was nominated for a 1963 short subject documentary Academy Award.

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На совещании с членами Правительства.

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9:09 AM 10/30/2017 – Video: Manafort walks to the FBI field office

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Video: Manafort walks to the FBI field office

with his lawyer | Mueller’s first charges: Manafort and his man Gates
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Manafort surrenders, Gates asked to turn himself in to Mueller, source says

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The charges against two top officials from President Donald Trump’s campaign signals a dramatic new phase of Mueller’s wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and members of Trump’s team as well as potential obstruction of justice and financial crimes.

A White House spokesman told CNN the Trump administration “may not have a response at all” regarding the charges.

Manafort, whose work for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has attracted scrutiny from federal investigators, has previously denied financial wrongdoing regarding his Ukraine-related payments, his bank accounts in offshore tax shelters and his various real-estate transactions over the years. Gates, who has also denied wrongdoing, was Manafort’s longtime business associate in his lobbying firm before being tapped as his deputy on the Trump campaign.

They are the first two officials in Trump’s orbit charged in connection with the special counsel investigation, which is exploring whether Trump’s actions surrounding the firing of former FBI Director James Comey amount to obstruction of justice. Mueller has taken a broad approach to his mandate that includes a focus on the financial dealings of Trump’s team.

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Before the indictment, the FBI in July executed a

so-called no-knock search warrant

 with guns drawn at Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, seizing financial and tax documents, including some that had already been provided to congressional investigators.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

CNN’s Joe Johns contributed to this report.

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Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Told to Surrender

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Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Told to Surrender

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Paul Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, leaving his … WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort and his former business associate …

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WSJ.com: World News: Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Organized Events on All Sides of Polarizing Issues

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Workers behind Russian-linked Facebook accounts helped organize or finance real-life events, often working directly with U.S. activists and playing both sides of the same hot-button issues.

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Jared Kushner traveled unannounced to Saudi Arabia – CNN

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Washington (CNN) Jared Kushner and other senior White House advisers traveled to Saudi Arabia last week to continue discussions on Middle East peace, a White House official told CNN. Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Jason Greenblatt, …
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7:49 PM 10/29/2017 – Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analytica’s targeted “psychographic” advertising 

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Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analytica’s targeted “psychographic” advertising Suggestibility is correlated with intelligence negatively, meaning that less intelligent people are more suggestible. There always be the sufficient number of the suggestible subjects whose voting preferences can be influenced by the specially designed, still very much mysterious and unclear in all its aspects and effects, … Continue reading “7:49 PM 10/29/2017 – Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analytica’s targeted “psychographic” advertising”

How Russia’s fake social media accounts propelled Donald Trump – ThinkProgress

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ThinkProgress, however, analyzed previous reporting to match those eyewitness stories with the specific social media accounts and pages in question, many of them available through caches, to examine the substance of the allegations — to watch the fake 
Key senator wants to see social media companies make 3 changes to election adsCNBC
Russiagate Is More Fiction Than FactThe Nation.
Combating fake news may force big changes at Facebook, TwitterChristian Science Monitor
Bloomberg –Daily Beast –CNN –NBCNews.com
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Trump digital director, originally paid $1500 for Trump website, earned $94 million – Metro US

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Trump digital director, originally paid $1500 for Trump website, earned $94 million
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Parscale, who had done small freelance design projects for Trump’s company since 2011, became the campaign’s digital director, in charge of creating Facebook ads and other socialmedia advertising. Soon he was overseeing data collection and much of …
Trump’s digital campaign director was paid $1500 to set up his election website. Then he raked in $94 million when …CNBC
’60 Minutes’ profiles the genius who won Trump’s campaign: FacebookWashington Post
Facebook “embeds,” Russia and the Trump campaign’s secret weaponCBS News
New York Post –Inc.com –TheStreet.com
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How Digital Inexperience Paid Off in the Trump Campaign – Civicist

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How the hell did team Trump leapfrog team Clinton in the use of social media for campaigning? The answer, I think, dates back to a digital experiment from the 2014 election, and the broader trend toward experimentally-informed campaigns. Facebook was … 

How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media : All Tech … – NPR

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Facebook, Google and Twitter head to Washington this week for their first public congressional hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential …
The great Russia meddling storyline collision has arrivedAxiosall 12 news articles »

How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win

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If you made a list of the factors that landed Donald Trump in the White House, Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale would put Facebook near the top. “Facebook now lets you get to places—and places possibly that you would never go with TV ads,” Parscale told CBS earlier this month. “Now, I can find, you know, 15 people in the Florida Panhandle that I would never buy a TV commercial for. And, we took opportunities that I think the other side didn’t.” The relationship with Silicon Valley wasn’t one sided: as major tech companies face mounting criticism for allowing political disinformation to proliferate on their platforms, a new study suggests that employees at Facebook, Google, and Twitter also took on crucial roles within the Trump campaign, acting more like political strategists than on-site salespeople.

The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, according to Politico, which got an early look at the study. Embedded tech employees took on responsibilities such as targeting hard-to-reach voters and coming up with responses to probable lines of attack during debates. “Facebook, Twitter, and Google [went] beyond promoting their services and facilitating digital advertising buys,” the peer-reviewed paper concludes. The companies “actively [shaped] campaign communications through their close collaboration with political staffers.”

The Clinton campaign turned down the assistance, which Facebook, Google, and Twitter all offered to 2016 candidates free of charge. (One tech company employee in the study said her campaign “viewed us as vendors rather than consultants.”) The Trump campaign, on the other hand, used the “embeds” extensively during the general election. Ultimately, the work each company did for Trump—Google recommending geographically targeted ads, Twitter analyzing the success of tweet-based fundraising efforts, and Facebook identifying which pictures performed best on Instagram, for instance—helped close the gap between him and Clinton, experts cited in the study conclude.

The collaboration likely proved lucrative for all three companies. Online political-ad spending during the 2016 election totaled $1.4 billion—the Trump campaign spent $70 million on Facebook alone, making client services a valuable extension of Facebook’s ad product. The collaboration also conferred additional benefits, as Politico points out: national exposure, a testing ground for new features and products, and the chance to build a relationship with a candidate who might end up holding the regulatory reins once in office.

In the wake of Trump’s victory, Silicon Valley is facing difficult questions about that symbiotic relationship, and a potential regulatory reckoning. It also underscores a nearly universal truth about how the tech and media industries treated the 2016 presidential race: employees at Facebook and Twitter, among other companies in the overwhelmingly liberal Bay Area, never really expected Trump to win.

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The key to Mueller’s investigation of Trump – Salon

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The Trump campaign’s digital operations were overseen by Kushner. Now corroborating details are emerging. Facebook disclosed that Russian entitites had bought more than 3,000 politically charged ads estimated at $150,000 on its platform during key … 

Parscale tells “60 Minutes” Facebook employees ’embedded’ in … – San Antonio Express-News

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President Donald Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale, seen speaking in Kansas in September, will discuss his work for Trump’s campaign on “60 Minutes” on …and more »

House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm – The Hill

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House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm
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[Cambridge Analytica] is not under investigation, and there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by the company,” he said. Cambridge Analytica is a U.S. offshoot of its British parent company SCL Group that helped with Trump’s digital operation ahead of 
Carter Page says he will plead the Fifth to Senate Russia investigatorsCNN
Russia Probe Now Investigating Cambridge Analytica, Trump’s ‘Psychographic’ Data GurusDaily Beastall 55 news articles »

How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win – Vanity Fair

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How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win
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The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, according to Politico, which got an early look at the study. Embedded tech employees took on responsibilities such 
How Facebook, Google and Twitter ’embeds’ helped Trump in 2016Politico
Facebook, Google, Twitter staff aided both US presidential candidates – studyRT
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Scrutiny mounts for Trump digital operation – The Hill

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Scrutiny on the digital side of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is mounting after revelations that the head of Cambridge Analytica, a data mining and analysis firm that worked for the campaign, contacted WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange about Democratic …
Trump campaign analytics company contacted WikiLeaks about Clinton emailsCNN
Democrats Believe an American Company Aided Russian Meddling in the ElectionNewsweek
What Did Cambridge Analytica Really Do for Trump’s Campaign?WIRED
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Scrutiny mounts for Trump digital operation

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Scrutiny on the digital side of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is mounting after revelations that the head of Cambridge Analytica, a data …

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How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win

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The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, …

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Parscale tells “60 Minutes” Facebook employees ’embedded’ in …

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Parscale ran the digital operation out of San Antonio widely credited with helping Trump win last year and that’s now under scrutiny as part of a …
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Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Low, Poll Finds

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The latest NBC News/WSJ poll shows 58% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance as president.

Russia Uses Its Oil Giant, Rosneft, as a Foreign Policy Tool – New York Times

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The company, which Russia has long relied on to finance its government and social programs, has been pushing deeply into politically sensitive countries like Cuba, China, Egypt and Vietnam, as well as tumultuous places where American interests are at … 

Here come those state-level charges against Jared Kushner that Donald Trump can’t pardon 

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Jared Kushner is facing enough legal trouble on the federal level that various pundits have mentioned his name as being among those who could be arrested tomorrow in relation to Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. That in turn has led to the question of whether Trump would try to pardon his son-in-law Kushner, in order to keep Kushner from cutting a deal against him. However, if that is Donald’s plan, a big monkey wrench has just been thrown into it.

Let’s hypothetically say that Jared Kushner is arrested tomorrow – or in a later round of Trump Russia arrests – on federal charges related to his secret meetings with the Russians during the campaign and transition period, and his subsequent failure to disclose those meetings on his White House security clearance forms. Let’s further say that Kushner then decides not to cut a deal, on the premise that Trump will pardon him anyway. The trouble: Kushner is suddenly facing the possibility of state level charges as well.

The Attorney General of Maryland is now investigating Jared Kushner’s family business for a number of serious alleged violations in the real estate field (link). That doesn’t mean that Kushner or anyone in his family is guilty. Nor does it mean that charges will be brought. But these investigations tend to lead to charges more often than not. If Kushner is hypothetically charged with state level crimes, Donald Trump can’t pardon those.

This could result in a situation where even if Donald Trump pardons Jared Kushner on all Russia-related federal charges, Kushner could still be facing potential jail time in Maryland – and Trump wouldn’t be able to get him off the hook for that. In the interest of the greater good, Maryland could offer to let Kushner off the hook if he flips on Trump on the federal level. It’s unclear if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is involved in the Maryland probe into Kushner.

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8:21 AM 10/30/2017 – Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Told to Surrender New York Times-6 minutes ago

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Paul Manafort, Who Once Ran Trump Campaign, Told to Surrender

New York Times6 minutes ago
Paul Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, leaving his … WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort and his former business associate …

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WSJ.com: World News: Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Organized Events on All Sides of Polarizing Issues

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Workers behind Russian-linked Facebook accounts helped organize or finance real-life events, often working directly with U.S. activists and playing both sides of the same hot-button issues.

 WSJ.com: World News

Jared Kushner traveled unannounced to Saudi Arabia – CNN

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Washington (CNN) Jared Kushner and other senior White House advisers traveled to Saudi Arabia last week to continue discussions on Middle East peace, a White House official told CNN. Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Jason Greenblatt, …
Jared Kushner made unannounced trip to Saudi ArabiaABC News
Ivanka Trump, Amid West Wing Conflagration, Celebrates Her Birthday with Surprise DinnerVanity Fair
Maryland AG investigating Kushner real estate business: reportThe Hill (blog)
CNNMoney –Raw Story –Politico –The Times of Israel
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7:49 PM 10/29/2017 – Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analytica’s targeted “psychographic” advertising 

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Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analytica’s targeted “psychographic” advertising Suggestibility is correlated with intelligence negatively, meaning that less intelligent people are more suggestible. There always be the sufficient number of the suggestible subjects whose voting preferences can be influenced by the specially designed, still very much mysterious and unclear in all its aspects and effects, … Continue reading “7:49 PM 10/29/2017 – Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analytica’s targeted “psychographic” advertising”

How Russia’s fake social media accounts propelled Donald Trump – ThinkProgress

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How Russia’s fake social media accounts propelled Donald Trump
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ThinkProgress, however, analyzed previous reporting to match those eyewitness stories with the specific social media accounts and pages in question, many of them available through caches, to examine the substance of the allegations — to watch the fake 
Key senator wants to see social media companies make 3 changes to election adsCNBC
Russiagate Is More Fiction Than FactThe Nation.
Combating fake news may force big changes at Facebook, TwitterChristian Science Monitor
Bloomberg –Daily Beast –CNN –NBCNews.com
all 220 news articles »

Trump digital director, originally paid $1500 for Trump website, earned $94 million – Metro US

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Trump digital director, originally paid $1500 for Trump website, earned $94 million
Metro US
Parscale, who had done small freelance design projects for Trump’s company since 2011, became the campaign’s digital director, in charge of creating Facebook ads and other socialmedia advertising. Soon he was overseeing data collection and much of …
Trump’s digital campaign director was paid $1500 to set up his election website. Then he raked in $94 million when …CNBC
’60 Minutes’ profiles the genius who won Trump’s campaign: FacebookWashington Post
Facebook “embeds,” Russia and the Trump campaign’s secret weaponCBS News
New York Post –Inc.com –TheStreet.com
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How Digital Inexperience Paid Off in the Trump Campaign – Civicist

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How Digital Inexperience Paid Off in the Trump Campaign
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How the hell did team Trump leapfrog team Clinton in the use of social media for campaigning? The answer, I think, dates back to a digital experiment from the 2014 election, and the broader trend toward experimentally-informed campaigns. Facebook was … 

How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media : All Tech … – NPR

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How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media : All Tech …
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Facebook, Google and Twitter head to Washington this week for their first public congressional hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential …
The great Russia meddling storyline collision has arrivedAxiosall 12 news articles »

How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win

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If you made a list of the factors that landed Donald Trump in the White House, Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale would put Facebook near the top. “Facebook now lets you get to places—and places possibly that you would never go with TV ads,” Parscale told CBS earlier this month. “Now, I can find, you know, 15 people in the Florida Panhandle that I would never buy a TV commercial for. And, we took opportunities that I think the other side didn’t.” The relationship with Silicon Valley wasn’t one sided: as major tech companies face mounting criticism for allowing political disinformation to proliferate on their platforms, a new study suggests that employees at Facebook, Google, and Twitter also took on crucial roles within the Trump campaign, acting more like political strategists than on-site salespeople.

The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, according to Politico, which got an early look at the study. Embedded tech employees took on responsibilities such as targeting hard-to-reach voters and coming up with responses to probable lines of attack during debates. “Facebook, Twitter, and Google [went] beyond promoting their services and facilitating digital advertising buys,” the peer-reviewed paper concludes. The companies “actively [shaped] campaign communications through their close collaboration with political staffers.”

The Clinton campaign turned down the assistance, which Facebook, Google, and Twitter all offered to 2016 candidates free of charge. (One tech company employee in the study said her campaign “viewed us as vendors rather than consultants.”) The Trump campaign, on the other hand, used the “embeds” extensively during the general election. Ultimately, the work each company did for Trump—Google recommending geographically targeted ads, Twitter analyzing the success of tweet-based fundraising efforts, and Facebook identifying which pictures performed best on Instagram, for instance—helped close the gap between him and Clinton, experts cited in the study conclude.

The collaboration likely proved lucrative for all three companies. Online political-ad spending during the 2016 election totaled $1.4 billion—the Trump campaign spent $70 million on Facebook alone, making client services a valuable extension of Facebook’s ad product. The collaboration also conferred additional benefits, as Politico points out: national exposure, a testing ground for new features and products, and the chance to build a relationship with a candidate who might end up holding the regulatory reins once in office.

In the wake of Trump’s victory, Silicon Valley is facing difficult questions about that symbiotic relationship, and a potential regulatory reckoning. It also underscores a nearly universal truth about how the tech and media industries treated the 2016 presidential race: employees at Facebook and Twitter, among other companies in the overwhelmingly liberal Bay Area, never really expected Trump to win.

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The key to Mueller’s investigation of Trump – Salon

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The key to Mueller’s investigation of Trump
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The Trump campaign’s digital operations were overseen by Kushner. Now corroborating details are emerging. Facebook disclosed that Russian entitites had bought more than 3,000 politically charged ads estimated at $150,000 on its platform during key … 

Parscale tells “60 Minutes” Facebook employees ’embedded’ in … – San Antonio Express-News

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Parscale tells “60 Minutes” Facebook employees ’embedded’ in …
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President Donald Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale, seen speaking in Kansas in September, will discuss his work for Trump’s campaign on “60 Minutes” on …and more »

House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm – The Hill

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House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm
The Hill
[Cambridge Analytica] is not under investigation, and there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by the company,” he said. Cambridge Analytica is a U.S. offshoot of its British parent company SCL Group that helped with Trump’s digital operation ahead of 
Carter Page says he will plead the Fifth to Senate Russia investigatorsCNN
Russia Probe Now Investigating Cambridge Analytica, Trump’s ‘Psychographic’ Data GurusDaily Beastall 55 news articles »

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How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win – Vanity Fair

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How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win
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The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, according to Politico, which got an early look at the study. Embedded tech employees took on responsibilities such 
How Facebook, Google and Twitter ’embeds’ helped Trump in 2016Politico
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Scrutiny on the digital side of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is mounting after revelations that the head of Cambridge Analytica, a data mining and analysis firm that worked for the campaign, contacted WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange about Democratic …
Trump campaign analytics company contacted WikiLeaks about Clinton emailsCNN
Democrats Believe an American Company Aided Russian Meddling in the ElectionNewsweek
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Scrutiny mounts for Trump digital operation

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Scrutiny on the digital side of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is mounting after revelations that the head of Cambridge Analytica, a data …

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How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win

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The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, …

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Parscale tells “60 Minutes” Facebook employees ’embedded’ in …

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Parscale ran the digital operation out of San Antonio widely credited with helping Trump win last year and that’s now under scrutiny as part of a …
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Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Low, Poll Finds

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Russia Uses Its Oil Giant, Rosneft, as a Foreign Policy Tool – New York Times

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Russia Uses Its Oil Giant, Rosneft, as a Foreign Policy Tool
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The company, which Russia has long relied on to finance its government and social programs, has been pushing deeply into politically sensitive countries like Cuba, China, Egypt and Vietnam, as well as tumultuous places where American interests are at … 

Here come those state-level charges against Jared Kushner that Donald Trump can’t pardon 

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Jared Kushner is facing enough legal trouble on the federal level that various pundits have mentioned his name as being among those who could be arrested tomorrow in relation to Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. That in turn has led to the question of whether Trump would try to pardon his son-in-law Kushner, in order to keep Kushner from cutting a deal against him. However, if that is Donald’s plan, a big monkey wrench has just been thrown into it.

Let’s hypothetically say that Jared Kushner is arrested tomorrow – or in a later round of Trump Russia arrests – on federal charges related to his secret meetings with the Russians during the campaign and transition period, and his subsequent failure to disclose those meetings on his White House security clearance forms. Let’s further say that Kushner then decides not to cut a deal, on the premise that Trump will pardon him anyway. The trouble: Kushner is suddenly facing the possibility of state level charges as well.

The Attorney General of Maryland is now investigating Jared Kushner’s family business for a number of serious alleged violations in the real estate field (link). That doesn’t mean that Kushner or anyone in his family is guilty. Nor does it mean that charges will be brought. But these investigations tend to lead to charges more often than not. If Kushner is hypothetically charged with state level crimes, Donald Trump can’t pardon those.

This could result in a situation where even if Donald Trump pardons Jared Kushner on all Russia-related federal charges, Kushner could still be facing potential jail time in Maryland – and Trump wouldn’t be able to get him off the hook for that. In the interest of the greater good, Maryland could offer to let Kushner off the hook if he flips on Trump on the federal level. It’s unclear if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is involved in the Maryland probe into Kushner.

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Mueller was tapped to head the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as a special counsel after President Trump fired FBI Director James B.Comey. In May, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller 
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Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage… bound together in an unholy alliance – The Guardian

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Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage… bound together in an unholy alliance
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Because that was the day that the dramatis personae of two separate Trump-Russia scandals smashed headlong into one another. A high-speed news car crash between Cambridge Analyticaand Wikileaks, the two organisations that arguably had the most … 

US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online Political Ads – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators has introduced legislation to regulate paid political ads that appear on Facebook, Google, and other social media in an effort to prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections, with special emphasis 
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Ex-Pentagon official says Russia may be operating hundreds of “troll … – Sacramento Bee

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Ex-Pentagon official says Russia may be operating hundreds of “troll …
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The number of networks of Russian-sponsored trolls spreading propaganda to the United States and Europe may number in the hundreds, including the one …
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Russian Trolls Would Love the ‘Honest Ads Act’ – Bloomberg

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Russian Trolls Would Love the ‘Honest Ads Act’
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The idea is to make online platforms store all the political ads — both those that support specific candidates and those dealing with issues of national importance — so that the public could access them and see how they were targeted. Another and more »

Sharing fake news should be punishable as libel, says former FEC chair – Metro US

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Sharing fake news should be punishable as libel, says former FEC chair
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In the paper “Fool Me Once: The Case for Government Regulation of ‘Fake News,'” Ravel and two co-authors propose new rules to reduce “disinformation advertising” online by increasing transparency about where it comes from, whether it’s factual and slap and more »

Russian propagandists allegedly targeted blacks with free self-defense classes – WTOL.com

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Russian propagandists allegedly targeted blacks with free self-defense classes
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The digital trail suggests the contact on the phone was part of a Russian propaganda campaign seeking to stoke racial tensions and disrupt the U.S. political system. The social media accounts connected to Black Fist are among the pages Facebook 
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The History of Russian Involvement in America’s Race Wars – The Atlantic

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The History of Russian Involvement in America’s Race Wars
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The trolls, according to an interview with the Russian TV network TV Rain, were directed to focus their tweets and comments on socially divisive issues, like guns. But another consistent theme has been Russian trolls focusing on issues of race. Some of  

‘Our pain for their gain’: the American activists manipulated by Russian trolls – The Guardian

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‘Our pain for their gain’: the American activists manipulated by Russian trolls
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I’m profoundly disgusted,” said Jones, who was stunned to hear that Russian propagandists had impersonated African American activists fighting police violence and racism and had created the event on Facebook, where hundreds RSVP’d. “Facebook should  

Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propaganda – Media Matters for America (blog)

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Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propaganda
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Several news outlets have also reported that Russian operatives used these social mediaplatforms to push anti-immigration rhetoric, including organizing an anti-Muslim rally and impersonating a Muslim group to stir chaos in the U.S. In October, one of  

Facebook Must Come Clean About Its Russian Propaganda Ads – Newsweek

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Facebook Must Come Clean About Its Russian Propaganda Ads
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On November 1, Facebook’s general counsel Colin Stretch will testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees as part of the congressional investigations into Russia’s use ofsocial media and internet platforms to interfere with the 2016 …and more »

Google and Facebook spend millions to lobby Congress as Washington inquiries ramp up – Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Jonathan Albright, a social media analyst at Columbia University, believes Russian propagandaon Facebook may have reached billions of users. His findings indicated that a Russian disinformation campaign may have used Facebook to identify voters’ …and more »

Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Staten Island, New York – Daily Beast

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Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Staten Island, New York
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Over the past two months, Russia’s efforts to integrate Americans and U.S. communities into its vast propaganda campaigns has become clearer, as social media companies began shuttering accounts originating from Russia’s Internet Research Agency, …

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As Russia case unfolds, Trump and Republicans go to battle with Clinton and Democrats – Washington Post
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Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics factory with wife and sister – BBC News
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WSJ.com: World News: Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Organized Events on All Sides of Polarizing Issues

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Russian-backed Syria congress may happen next month, focus on constitution: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow-backed congress of all Syria’s ethnic groups could take place in Russia as soon as next month and launch work on drawing up a new constitution, the RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing a source familiar with the situation.

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Looting in Northern California burn areas continues, police say, with 2 more arrested – Los Angeles Times
 


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Jared Kushner traveled unannounced to Saudi Arabia
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Washington (CNN) Jared Kushner and other senior White House advisers traveled to Saudi Arabia last week to continue discussions on Middle East peace, a White House official told CNN. Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Jason Greenblatt, …
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Police: Overpass plunge that killed driver was a suicide attempt
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As Russia case unfolds, Trump and Republicans go to battle with Clinton and Democrats
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Fierce winds and heavy rain hit New York on Sandy anniversary
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(CNN) Tropical storm Philippe dissipated Sunday night after bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the Northeast on the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. But high winds downed power lines, leaving more than 1 million customers in the and more »

Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics factory with wife and sister – BBC News
 


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Kim Jong-un visits cosmetics factory with wife and sister
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Woman killed when suicidal 12-year-old jumps from overpass, lands on her: Police – UPI.com
 


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Woman killed when suicidal 12-year-old jumps from overpass, lands on her: Police
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Marisa Harris, 23, was studying to be a counselor to help troubled children, her family said. Photo via Facebook. Oct. 30 (UPI) — A 12-year-old boy attempted to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass Saturday, but landed on a car and instead killedand more »

Trump digital director, originally paid $1500 for Trump website, earned $94 million – Metro US
 


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Trump digital director, originally paid $1500 for Trump website, earned $94 million
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Parscale, who had done small freelance design projects for Trump’s company since 2011, became the campaign’s digital director, in charge of creating Facebook ads and other socialmedia advertising. Soon he was overseeing data collection and much of …
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How Digital Inexperience Paid Off in the Trump Campaign – Civicist
 


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How Digital Inexperience Paid Off in the Trump Campaign
Civicist
How the hell did team Trump leapfrog team Clinton in the use of social media for campaigning? The answer, I think, dates back to a digital experiment from the 2014 election, and the broader trend toward experimentally-informed campaigns. Facebook was … 

Trump Tries to Shift Focus as First Charges Reportedly Loom in Russia Case – New York Times
 


New York Times
Trump Tries to Shift Focus as First Charges Reportedly Loom in Russia Case
New York Times
WASHINGTON Pushing back against the accelerating criminal investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia, PresidentTrump argued on Sunday that its focus should instead be on his 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, even as the special counsel’s inquiry 
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Indictment expected from Mueller’s probe into Trump campaign aides
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One of two former top strategists for the Trump campaign is likely to face indictment as early as Monday, a senior Democrat said Sunday, previewing what would be the first criminal charges in the intensifying probe led by special counsel Robert S 
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Like Trump, These Southeast Asian Countries Are Using ‘Fake News’ To Devastating Effect – Forbes
 


Forbes
Like Trump, These Southeast Asian Countries Are Using ‘Fake News’ To Devastating Effect
Forbes
Journalists who are publishing photos and reports of the massacre in the Rakhine state say they face harassment and dismissal, both from state bodies and communities on social media, according to reports from Al Jazeera. The campaign of denial extended and more »

The key to Mueller’s investigation of Trump – Salon
 


Salon
The key to Mueller’s investigation of Trump
Salon
The Trump campaign’s digital operations were overseen by Kushner. Now corroborating details are emerging. Facebook disclosed that Russian entitites had bought more than 3,000 politically charged ads estimated at $150,000 on its platform during key … 

Parscale tells 60 Minutes Facebook employees ’embedded’ in … – San Antonio Express-News
 


San Antonio Express-News
Parscale tells 60 Minutes Facebook employees ’embedded’ in …
San Antonio Express-News
President Donald Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale, seen speaking in Kansas in September, will discuss his work for Trump’s campaign on 60 Minutes on …and more »

House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm – The Hill
 


The Hill
House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm
The Hill
[Cambridge Analytica] is not under investigation, and there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by the company, he said. Cambridge Analytica is a U.S. offshoot of its British parent company SCL Group that helped with Trump’s digital operationahead of 
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How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win – Vanity Fair
 


Vanity Fair
How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win
Vanity Fair
The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, according to Politico, which got an early look at the study. Embedded tech employees took on responsibilities such
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Scrutiny mounts for Trump digital operation – The Hill
 


The Hill
Scrutiny mounts for Trump digital operation
The Hill
Scrutiny on the digital side of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is mounting after revelations that the head of Cambridge Analytica, a data mining and analysis firm that worked for the campaign, contacted WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange about Democratic …
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Swamp Things: More Than 50% of President Trump’s Nominees Have Ties to the Industries They’re Supposed to …
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How Russian Propaganda Spreads On Social Media : All Tech … – NPR
How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win
The key to Mueller’s investigation of Trump – Salon
Parscale tells 60 Minutes Facebook employees ’embedded’ in … – San Antonio Express-News
House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm – The Hill
How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win – Vanity Fair
Scrutiny mounts for Trump digital operation – The Hill
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Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Low, Poll Finds
Russia Uses Its Oil Giant, Rosneft, as a Foreign Policy Tool – New York Times
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A convicted murderer attended the Bergdahl trial and said ‘I got my firing squad standing by’
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WSJ.com: World News: Russian-Backed Facebook Accounts Organized Events on All Sides of Polarizing Issues
 

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Workers behind Russian-linked Facebook accounts helped organize or finance real-life events, often working directly with U.S. activists and playing both sides of the same hot-button issues.

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Jared Kushner traveled unannounced to Saudi Arabia – CNN
 

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Washington (CNN) Jared Kushner and other senior White House advisers traveled to Saudi Arabia last week to continue discussions on Middle East peace, a White House official told CNN. Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Jason Greenblatt, …
Jared Kushner made unannounced trip to Saudi ArabiaABC News
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7:49 PM 10/29/2017 Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analyticas targeted psychographic advertising
 

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Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analytica’s targeted “psychographic” advertising Suggestibility is correlated with intelligence negatively, meaning that less intelligent people are more suggestible. There always be the sufficient number of the suggestible subjects whose voting preferences can be influenced by the specially designed, still very much mysterious and unclear in all its aspects and effects, … Continue reading“7:49 PM 10/29/2017 – Suggestibility, intelligence, voting behaviors, and the Cambridge Analytica’s targeted “psychographic” advertising”

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How Russia’s fake social media accounts propelled Donald Trump
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ThinkProgress, however, analyzed previous reporting to match those eyewitness stories with the specific social mediaaccounts and pages in question, many of them available through caches, to examine the substance of the allegations to watch the fake 
Key senator wants to see social media companies make 3 changes to election adsCNBC
Russiagate Is More Fiction Than FactThe Nation.
Combating fake news may force big changes at Facebook, TwitterChristian Science Monitor
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Trump digital director, originally paid $1500 for Trump website, earned $94 million – Metro US
 

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Trump digital director, originally paid $1500 for Trump website, earned $94 million
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Parscale, who had done small freelance design projects for Trump’s company since 2011, became the campaign’s digital director, in charge of creating Facebook ads and other socialmedia advertising. Soon he was overseeing data collection and much of …
Trump’s digital campaign director was paid $1500 to set up his election website. Then he raked in $94 million when …CNBC
’60 Minutes’ profiles the genius who won Trump’s campaign: FacebookWashington Post
Facebook “embeds,” Russia and the Trump campaign’s secret weaponCBS News
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How Digital Inexperience Paid Off in the Trump Campaign – Civicist
 

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How the hell did team Trump leapfrog team Clinton in the use of social media for campaigning? The answer, I think, dates back to a digital experiment from the 2014 election, and the broader trend toward experimentally-informed campaigns. Facebook was … 

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Facebook, Google and Twitter head to Washington this week for their first public congressional hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential …
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How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win
 

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If you made a list of the factors that landed Donald Trump in the White House, Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale would put Facebook near the top. “Facebook now lets you get to places—and places possibly that you would never go with TV ads,” Parscale told CBS earlier this month. “Now, I can find, you know, 15 people in the Florida Panhandle that I would never buy a TV commercial for. And, we took opportunities that I think the other side didn’t.” The relationship with Silicon Valley wasn’t one sided: as major tech companies face mounting criticism for allowing political disinformation to proliferate on their platforms, a new study suggests that employees at Facebook, Google, and Twitter also took on crucial roles within the Trump campaign, acting more like political strategists than on-site salespeople.

The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, according to Politico, which got an early look at the study. Embedded tech employees took on responsibilities such as targeting hard-to-reach voters and coming up with responses to probable lines of attack during debates. “Facebook, Twitter, and Google [went] beyond promoting their services and facilitating digital advertising buys,” the peer-reviewed paper concludes. The companies “actively [shaped] campaign communications through their close collaboration with political staffers.”

The Clinton campaign turned down the assistance, which Facebook, Google, and Twitter all offered to 2016 candidates free of charge. (One tech company employee in the study said her campaign “viewed us as vendors rather than consultants.”) The Trump campaign, on the other hand, used the “embeds” extensively during the general election. Ultimately, the work each company did for Trump—Google recommending geographically targeted ads, Twitter analyzing the success of tweet-based fundraising efforts, and Facebook identifying which pictures performed best on Instagram, for instance—helped close the gap between him and Clinton, experts cited in the study conclude.

The collaboration likely proved lucrative for all three companies. Online political-ad spending during the 2016 election totaled $1.4 billion—the Trump campaign spent $70 million on Facebook alone, making client services a valuable extension of Facebook’s ad product. The collaboration also conferred additional benefits, as Politico points out: national exposure, a testing ground for new features and products, and the chance to build a relationship with a candidate who might end up holding the regulatory reins once in office.

In the wake of Trump’s victory, Silicon Valley is facing difficult questions about that symbiotic relationship, and a potential regulatory reckoning. It also underscores a nearly universal truth about how the tech and media industries treated the 2016 presidential race: employees at Facebook and Twitter, among other companies in the overwhelmingly liberal Bay Area, never really expected Trump to win.

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The Trump campaign’s digital operations were overseen by Kushner. Now corroborating details are emerging. Facebook disclosed that Russian entitites had bought more than 3,000 politically charged ads estimated at $150,000 on its platform during key … 

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President Donald Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale, seen speaking in Kansas in September, will discuss his work for Trump’s campaign on 60 Minutes on …and more »

House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm – The Hill
 

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House Intel investigation expands to Trump campaign data firm
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[Cambridge Analytica] is not under investigation, and there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by the company, he said. Cambridge Analytica is a U.S. offshoot of its British parent company SCL Group that helped with Trump’s digital operationahead of 
Carter Page says he will plead the Fifth to Senate Russia investigatorsCNN
Russia Probe Now Investigating Cambridge Analytica, Trump’s ‘Psychographic’ Data GurusDaily Beastall 55 news articles »

How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win – Vanity Fair
 

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How Facebook and Twitter Quietly Helped Trump Win
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The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, according to Politico, which got an early look at the study. Embedded tech employees took on responsibilities such
How Facebook, Google and Twitter ’embeds’ helped Trump in 2016Politico
Facebook, Google, Twitter staff aided both US presidential candidates studyRT
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Scrutiny on the digital side of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is mounting after revelations that the head of Cambridge Analytica, a data mining and analysis firm that worked for the campaign, contacted WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange about Democratic …
Trump campaign analytics company contacted WikiLeaks about Clinton emailsCNN
Democrats Believe an American Company Aided Russian Meddling in the ElectionNewsweek
What Did Cambridge Analytica Really Do for Trump’s Campaign?WIRED
Daily Beast –Daily Beast –CNN
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Scrutiny on the digital side of President Trump’s 2016 campaign is mounting after revelations that the head of Cambridge Analytica, a data …

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The collaboration allowed Team Trump to shore up its digital operations in a way that would have been difficult to accomplish on its own, …

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Parscale tells “60 Minutes” Facebook employees ’embedded’ in …

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Parscale ran the digital operation out of San Antonio widely credited with helping Trump win last year and that’s now under scrutiny as part of a …
Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Low, Poll Finds
 

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The latest NBC News/WSJ poll shows 58% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance as president.

Russia Uses Its Oil Giant, Rosneft, as a Foreign Policy Tool – New York Times
 

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The company, which Russia has long relied on to finance its government and social programs, has been pushing deeply intopolitically sensitive countries like Cuba, China, Egypt and Vietnam, as well as tumultuous places where American interests are at … 

Here come those state-level charges against Jared Kushner that Donald Trump cant pardon
 

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Jared Kushner is facing enough legal trouble on the federal level that various pundits have mentioned his name as being among those who could be arrested tomorrow in relation to Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. That in turn has led to the question of whether Trump would try to pardon his son-in-law Kushner, in order to keep Kushner from cutting a deal against him. However, if that is Donald’s plan, a big monkey wrench has just been thrown into it.

Let’s hypothetically say that Jared Kushner is arrested tomorrow or in a later round of Trump Russia arrests on federal charges related to his secret meetings with the Russians during the campaign and transition period, and his subsequent failure to disclose those meetings on his White House security clearance forms. Let’s further say that Kushner then decides not to cut a deal, on the premise that Trump will pardon him anyway. The trouble: Kushner is suddenly facing the possibility of state level charges as well.

The Attorney General of Maryland is now investigating Jared Kushner’s family business for a number of serious alleged violations in the real estate field (link). That doesn’t mean that Kushner or anyone in his family is guilty. Nor does it mean that charges will be brought. But these investigations tend to lead to charges more often than not. If Kushner is hypothetically charged with state level crimes, Donald Trump can’t pardon those.

This could result in a situation where even if Donald Trump pardons Jared Kushner on all Russia-related federal charges, Kushner could still be facing potential jail time in Maryland and Trump wouldn’t be able to get him off the hook for that. In the interest of the greater good, Maryland could offer to let Kushner off the hook if he flips on Trump on the federal level. It’s unclear if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is involved in the Maryland probe into Kushner.

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Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to cancel $300M Whitefish contract
 

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Puerto Rico’s governor on Sunday demanded that the board of the island’s power company cancel the $300M contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid increased scrutiny of the Montana company’s role in Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.

Mueller lands first blow in Trump-Russia election probe – The Patriot Ledger
 

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Mueller was tapped to head the investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as a special counsel after President Trump fired FBI Director James BComey. In May, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller 
Trump Tries to Shift Focus as First Charges Reportedly Loom in Russia CaseNew York Times
Adriana Cohen: CNN rushes to bring charges to light, but the facts get left behind in the darkBoston Herald
Frustrated with the Russia investigation, Trump demands Democrats and Hillary Clinton face more scrutinyWashington Post
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A convicted murderer attended the Bergdahl trial and said ‘I got my firing squad standing by’
 

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The decorated Green Beret was imprisoned for killing his wife.

3:02 PM 10/29/2017 Russian Propaganda on Social Media: Our pain for their gain: the American activists manipulated by Russian trolls The Guardian | The History of Russian Involvement in Americas Race Wars The Atlantic | Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Staten Island, New York Daily Beast
 

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Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage bound together in an unholy alliance – The Guardian
 

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Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage bound together in an unholy alliance
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Because that was the day that the dramatis personae of two separate Trump-Russia scandals smashed headlong into one another. A high-speed news car crash between Cambridge Analytica and Wikileaks, the two organisations that arguably had the most … 

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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators has introduced legislation to regulate paid political ads that appear on Facebook, Google, and other social media in an effort to prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections, with special emphasis
EDITORIAL: Bogus online political ads undercut democracyChicago Sun-Times
Despite backlash over political ads, Facebook’s role in elections will only growLos Angeles Times
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Ex-Pentagon official says Russia may be operating hundreds of “troll … – Sacramento Bee
Russian Trolls Would Love the ‘Honest Ads Act’ – Bloomberg
Russian propagandists allegedly targeted blacks with free self-defense classes – WTOL.com
The History of Russian Involvement in America’s Race Wars – The Atlantic
‘Our pain for their gain’: the American activists manipulated by Russian trolls – The Guardian
Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propaganda – Media Matters for America (blog)
Facebook Must Come Clean About Its Russian Propaganda Ads – Newsweek
Google and Facebook spend millions to lobby Congress as Washington inquiries ramp up – Silicon Valley Business Journal
Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Staten Island, New York – Daily Beast
UK lawmakers ask Facebook about Russian-linked Brexit activity – The Hill
New Charts Show What The Russian Troll @TEN_GOP Account Was Tweeting This Summer – BuzzFeed News
Rod Rosenstein doesn’t believe voters were swayed by Russia social media ads – Washington Examiner
Hillary Clinton ‘Sex Tape’ Was Made By Russian Trolls – Newsweek
First Charges Filed in US Special Counsel’s Russia Investigation: Report – Fortune
Donald Trump yells DO SOMETHING! in desperate cry for help as Robert Mueller moves in
GOP Doesnt Seem To Hate Debt So Much Now That It Wants A Tax Cut
9:36 AM 10/29/2017 A possible Russian role in Brexit vote should be checked out
Trump approval rating hits lowest ever amid tax reform debate, GOP departures from Senate – CNBC
Dozens of Russian companies and Government organisations … – The Independent
10:21 AM 10/29/2017 Putin Starts Aiming His Cyberweapons Against Individuals: Russia recruits psychiatrists, scientists, and neurologists, who construct these things to target particular individuals, Shymkiv said.
Rep. Adam Schiff: Russia probe indictment likely tied to Paul Manafort or Michael Flynn – Washington Times
Robert Mueller Probe: Manafort ‘Suspicious’ Wire Transfers Focus of FBI Trump-Russia Investigation – Newsweek

 

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Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage bound together in an unholy alliance – The Guardian

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Trump, Assange, Bannon, Farage bound together in an unholy alliance
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Because that was the day that the dramatis personae of two separate Trump-Russia scandals smashed headlong into one another. A high-speed news car crash between Cambridge Analytica and Wikileaks, the two organisations that arguably had the most …

US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online Political Ads – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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US Senators Single Out Russia In Push Against Anonymous Online Political Ads
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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators has introduced legislation to regulate paid political ads that appear on Facebook, Google, and other social media in an effort to prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections, with special emphasis
EDITORIAL: Bogus online political ads undercut democracyChicago Sun-Times
Despite backlash over political ads, Facebook’s role in elections will only growLos Angeles Times
Facebook’s Political Ad Problem Spreads to EuropePacific Standard
Splinter (blog) –ExpressNewsline –Bloomberg –New York Times
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Ex-Pentagon official says Russia may be operating hundreds of “troll … – Sacramento Bee

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Ex-Pentagon official says Russia may be operating hundreds of “troll …
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The number of networks of Russian-sponsored trolls spreading propaganda to the United States and Europe may number in the hundreds, including the one …
Russians aim to control our mindsAltoona Mirror
Blaming Russia for the Internet ‘Sewer’Consortium News

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Russian Trolls Would Love the ‘Honest Ads Act’ – Bloomberg

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Russian Trolls Would Love the ‘Honest Ads Act’
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The idea is to make online platforms store all the political ads — both those that support specific candidates and those dealing with issues of national importance — so that the public could access them and see how they were targeted. Another 

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Sharing fake news should be punishable as libel, says former FEC chair – Metro US

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Sharing fake news should be punishable as libel, says former FEC chair
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In the paper “Fool Me Once: The Case for Government Regulation of ‘Fake News,'” Ravel and two co-authors propose new rules to reduce disinformation advertising online by increasing transparency about where it comes from, whether it’s factual and slap 

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Russian propagandists allegedly targeted blacks with free self-defense classes – WTOL.com

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Russian propagandists allegedly targeted blacks with free self-defense classes
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The digital trail suggests the contact on the phone was part of a Russian propaganda campaign seeking to stoke racial tensions and disrupt the U.S. political system. The social media accounts connected to Black Fist are among the pages Facebook 
Members Of The Congressional Black Caucus Won’t Let Facebook Get Away With Their Part In Russia’sMeddlingEssence.com

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The History of Russian Involvement in America’s Race Wars – The Atlantic

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The History of Russian Involvement in America’s Race Wars
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The trolls, according to an interview with the Russian TV network TV Rain, were directed to focus their tweets and comments on socially divisive issues, like guns. But another consistent theme has been Russian trolls focusing on issues of race. Some of 

‘Our pain for their gain’: the American activists manipulated by Russian trolls – The Guardian

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‘Our pain for their gain’: the American activists manipulated by Russian trolls
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I’m profoundly disgusted, said Jones, who was stunned to hear that Russian propagandists had impersonated AfricanAmerican activists fighting police violence and racism and had created the event on Facebook, where hundreds RSVP’d.Facebook should 

Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propaganda – Media Matters for America (blog)

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Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propaganda
Media Matters for America (blog)
Several news outlets have also reported that Russian operatives used these social media platforms to push anti-immigration rhetoric, including organizing an anti-Muslim rally and impersonating a Muslim group to stir chaos in the U.S. In October, one of

Facebook Must Come Clean About Its Russian Propaganda Ads – Newsweek

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Facebook Must Come Clean About Its Russian Propaganda Ads
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On November 1, Facebook’s general counsel Colin Stretch will testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees as part of the congressional investigations into Russia’s use of social media and internet platforms to interfere with the 2016 …

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Google and Facebook spend millions to lobby Congress as Washington inquiries ramp up – Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Google and Facebook spend millions to lobby Congress as Washington inquiries ramp up
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Jonathan Albright, a social media analyst at Columbia University, believes Russian propaganda on Facebook may have reached billions of users. His findings indicated that a Russian disinformation campaign may have used Facebook to identify voters’ …

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Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Staten Island, New York – Daily Beast

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Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Staten Island, New York
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Over the past two months, Russia’s efforts to integrate Americans and U.S. communities into its vast propaganda campaigns has become clearer, as social media companies began shuttering accounts originating from Russia’s Internet Research Agency, …

UK lawmakers ask Facebook about Russian-linked Brexit activity – The Hill

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UK lawmakers ask Facebook about Russian-linked Brexit activity
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The inquiry signals an increased interest in learning the extent and success in which Russia permeated the social mediaplatforms with propaganda and fake news after Facebook announced earlier this month that roughly 10 million of its users saw the ads.

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New Charts Show What The Russian Troll @TEN_GOP Account Was Tweeting This Summer – BuzzFeed News

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New Charts Show What The Russian Troll @TEN_GOP Account Was Tweeting This Summer
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Last week, reports emerged that @TEN_GOP, a popular Twitter account that the Tennessee Republican Party purportedly managed, was, in fact, run by the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency, which operated a network of propaganda-pushing troll …

Rod Rosenstein doesn’t believe voters were swayed by Russia social media ads – Washington Examiner

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Rod Rosenstein doesn’t believe voters were swayed by Russia social media ads
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Facebook announced in September that $100,000 in ads was purchased from June 2015 to May 2017 by a Russian group called the Internet Research Agency, which has promoted pro-Russia propaganda. The money was affiliated with approximately 3,000 …
Twitter Bans Two Kremlin-Backed News Outlets From AdvertisingNew York Times
Twitter bans ads from Russia Today and SputnikAljazeera.com
Twitter bans ads from Russian-sponsored news sitesCNET
Daily Beast –Fox News –Twitter Blog –Office of the Director of National Intelligence
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Hillary Clinton ‘Sex Tape’ Was Made By Russian Trolls – Newsweek

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Hillary Clinton ‘Sex Tape’ Was Made By Russian Trolls
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Russian man who said he once worked as an internet troll claimed the nation’s propaganda factory produced a sex tape featuring a Hillary Clinton look-alike and an African-American man, among other accusations. During an interview with an independent 
Russian troll farm made a fake Hillary Clinton sex tapeDeath and Taxes

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First Charges Filed in US Special Counsel’s Russia Investigation: Report – Fortune

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First Charges Filed in US Special Counsel’s Russia Investigation: Report
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… January that Russia interfered in the election to try to help President Donald Trump defeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton through a campaign of hacking and releasing embarrassing emails, and disseminating propaganda via social mediato 
First charges filed in Robert Mueller Russia inquiry – reportsThe Guardian
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Donald Trump yells DO SOMETHING! in desperate cry for help as Robert Mueller moves in

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We’ve all been awaiting Donald Trump’s inevitable response to the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has filed Trump-Russia criminal charges, and that the arrests of Trump’s people will begin tomorrow. Now we’re finally seeing that response, and while it’s as unhinged as expected, it’s also a rather desperate cry for help. Trump is so panicked, he’s begging his remaining allies to “DO SOMETHING!” to save him.

Here’s what Trump tweeted on Sunday morning: “Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?) ,the Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more. Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia, “collusion,” which doesn’t exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R’s are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!”

As usual, not one word of Trump’s Twitter rant is factually accurate or true. But it does reveal just how severely he’s now panicking. He’s not threatening to do anything, or vowing to take any action. Like the anti-leader that he is, Trump is begging others to “do something” to save him. It might be a little late on that front, with Mueller set to arrest one or more of his Russia co-conspirators tomorrow. But Trump wasn’t done, as he added one more tweet which revealed just who it is he’s hoping will save him.

Trump tweeted “All of this “Russia” talk right when the Republicans are making their big push for historic Tax Cuts & Reform. Is this coincidental? NOT!” In other words, he’s publicly reminding the Republican Congress that it needs to protect him a bit longer if it wants to be able to pass its tax giveaway scam for the wealthy. However, it may be past the point where anyone is even willing to try to save him.

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9:36 AM 10/29/2017 A possible Russian role in Brexit vote should be checked out

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Trump approval rating hits lowest ever amid tax reform debate, GOP departures from Senate – CNBC

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Voters have given President Donald Trump the worst ever marks of his presidency, according to a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll released on Sunday, which showed ominous signs of voter discontent ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.Trump’s …
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Dozens of Russian companies and Government organisations … – The Independent

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The State Department on Friday listed 39 Russian companies and government organizations tied to the defense and intelligence sectors, and warned that …
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10:21 AM 10/29/2017 Putin Starts Aiming His Cyberweapons Against Individuals: Russia recruits psychiatrists, scientists, and neurologists, who construct these things to target particular individuals, Shymkiv said.

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Dmytro Shymkiv, deputy head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine on Administrative, Social and Economic Reform, explained this month during the Future in Review conference in Park City, Utah. Russia recruits psychiatrists, scientists, and neurologists, who construct these things to target particular individuals, Shymkiv said. According to Ukrainian security officials, Russian agents build a psychological … Continue reading“10:21 AM 10/29/2017 – Putin Starts Aiming His Cyberweapons Against Individuals: Russia recruits psychiatrists, scientists, and neurologists, who construct these things to target particular individuals, Shymkiv said.”

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2:45 PM 10/29/2017 – Russian propagandists allegedly targeted blacks with free self-defense classes

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WSJ.com: World News: Iraqi Kurd President to Step Down Following Independence Vote

Masoud Barzani, the leader of Iraqs Kurds, is to give up his position as president, according to a statement read out by a member of parliament from his party.

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Saved Stories – None
Russian Trolls Would Love the ‘Honest Ads Act’ – Bloomberg
Sharing fake news should be punishable as libel, says former FEC chair – Metro US
Russian Magazine Says ‘Trolls’ Used Social Media To Disrupt US Election – NPR
Twitter Hasn’t Done Enough to Fix Its Propaganda Problem – Gizmodo
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Retweeted Alleged Russian Trolls – Daily Beast
Google’s fake news ads reach unlikely place: fact-checking sites – SFGate
The History of Russian Involvement in America’s Race Wars – The Atlantic
‘Our pain for their gain’: the American activists manipulated by Russian trolls – The Guardian
Trump equates racist, election-interfering Russian propaganda with American free press – Shareblue Media
Social media blitzkrieg, Russian style – Arkansas Online
How social media brought political propaganda into the 21st century – Marketplace.org
Defend US Democracy With Digital Transparency – Bloomberg
Facebook Users Have the Right To Know How They Were Exposed to Russian Propaganda – Just Security
Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propaganda – Media Matters for America (blog)
Google and Facebook spend millions to lobby Congress as Washington inquiries ramp up – Silicon Valley Business Journal
Fake Russian Twitter accounts ended up in dozens of American media outlets – ThinkProgress
Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Staten Island, New York – Daily Beast
Croatia Wants EU to Fight Russia’s Disinformation Campaign – Total Croatia News
UK lawmakers ask Facebook about Russian-linked Brexit activity – The Hill
Julie Doll: You’re obsessed with social media when … – The Garden City Telegram
New Charts Show What The Russian Troll @TEN_GOP Account Was Tweeting This Summer – BuzzFeed News
British parliament asks tech giants if Russia tried to sway Brexit vote – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
From Silicon Valley to Staten Island, Russian troll sites kept online by American companies – CNNMoney
Facebook and Twitter come under strict scrutiny regarding Russian-bought ads – The Tide (press release) (blog)
Saved Stories – None
Russian Trolls Would Love the ‘Honest Ads Act’ – Bloomberg


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Russian Trolls Would Love the ‘Honest Ads Act’
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The idea is to make online platforms store all the political ads — both those that support specific candidates and those dealing with issues of national importance — so that the public could access them and see how they were targeted. Another 

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Sharing fake news should be punishable as libel, says former FEC chair – Metro US


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Sharing fake news should be punishable as libel, says former FEC chair
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In the paper “Fool Me Once: The Case for Government Regulation of ‘Fake News,'” Ravel and two co-authors propose new rules to reduce disinformation advertising online by increasing transparency about where it comes from, whether it’s factual and slap 

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Russian propagandists allegedly targeted blacks with free self-defense classes – WTOL.com


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Russian propagandists allegedly targeted blacks with free self-defense classes
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The digital trail suggests the contact on the phone was part of a Russian propaganda campaign seeking to stoke racial tensions and disrupt the U.S. political system. The social media accounts connected to Black Fist are among the pages Facebook 
Members Of The Congressional Black Caucus Won’t Let Facebook Get Away With Their Part In Russia’sMeddlingEssence.com

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Russian Magazine Says ‘Trolls’ Used Social Media To Disrupt US Election – NPR

Russian Magazine Says ‘Trolls’ Used Social Media To Disrupt US Election
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ANDREY ZAKHAROV: I was surprised that a Russian propaganda machine can create something very effective. KIM: Andrey Zakharov is a reporter for the Russian business magazine RBK. He found the troll factory had created 120 accounts on Facebook, …

Twitter Hasn’t Done Enough to Fix Its Propaganda Problem – Gizmodo


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Twitter Hasn’t Done Enough to Fix Its Propaganda Problem
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Although Twitter has prided itself on standing up for users against intrusive government surveillancesevering the access ofsocial media monitoring companies targeting black activists and combatting law enforcement subpoenas that threaten to 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Retweeted Alleged Russian Trolls – Daily Beast


Daily Beast
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Retweeted Alleged Russian Trolls
Daily Beast 
Even Jack Dorsey fell for Moscow’s propaganda, it appears. He retweeted messages from an account identified by an independent Russian news agency as …
Twitter CEO retweeted suspected Russia propagandist accountAxios
 
The retweets show just how pervasive covert Russian propaganda became on major American social media platforms in the run-up to the 2016 election. Accounts like Johnson’s were frequently used to build up influence with unwitting actors by posting …

Sessions, experts say US still unprepared for Russian interference in future electionsWJLA

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Google’s fake news ads reach unlikely place: fact-checking sites – SFGate

Google’s fake news ads reach unlikely place: fact-checking sites
SFGate
The accounts that advertised on Snopes and PolitiFact were terminated from Google’s ad program after the Times asked about them, according to a person with knowledge of the sites who asked to remain anonymous because the details were confidential.

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The History of Russian Involvement in America’s Race Wars – The Atlantic


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The History of Russian Involvement in America’s Race Wars
The Atlantic
The trolls, according to an interview with the Russian TV network TV Rain, were directed to focus their tweets and comments on socially divisive issues, like guns. But another consistent theme has been Russian trolls focusing on issues of race. Some of 

‘Our pain for their gain’: the American activists manipulated by Russian trolls – The Guardian


The Guardian
‘Our pain for their gain’: the American activists manipulated by Russian trolls
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I’m profoundly disgusted, said Jones, who was stunned to hear that Russian propagandists had impersonated AfricanAmerican activists fighting police violence and racism and had created the event on Facebook, where hundreds RSVP’d.Facebook should 

Trump equates racist, election-interfering Russian propaganda with American free press – Shareblue Media


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Trump equates racist, election-interfering Russian propaganda with American free press
Shareblue Media
Last month, Facebook revealed to Congress that Russians had bought $100,000 in ads from the social media company, which could have reached 70 million Americans. Notably, Trump only won the presidency by a margin of about 70,000 votes across three …
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Social media blitzkrieg, Russian style – Arkansas Online


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Social media blitzkrieg, Russian style
Arkansas Online
The Russians stole Democratic Party emails and, acting through cutouts like WikiLeaks, leaked the most damaging tidbits. Then social media did the rest. And lo and behold, on Nov. 8, 2016, the unthinkable occurred: Donald Trump was elected president of  
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Capturing the Wisdom and Beauty of Donald J. Trump. The American Military has Never been Stronger
 
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Facebook must wake up to its disastrous potential it has the power to subvert American democracyThe Independent (blog)
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How social media brought political propaganda into the 21st century – Marketplace.org


Marketplace.org
How social media brought political propaganda into the 21st century
Marketplace.org
We keep hearing about the Russian propaganda efforts that played out on Facebook, Google and Twitter during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook told us this month that it suspended two accounts that may have had ties to Russian operatives. 

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Defend US Democracy With Digital Transparency – Bloomberg


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Defend US Democracy With Digital Transparency
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True, this legislation focuses solely on advertising, so would not have prevented some of the most successful subversions of the 2016 election — the Russian propaganda that spread over social networks as unpaid media. Still, a U.S. defense against

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Facebook Users Have the Right To Know How They Were Exposed to Russian Propaganda – Just Security


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Facebook Users Have the Right To Know How They Were Exposed to Russian Propaganda
Just Security
On November 1st, Facebook’s general counsel, Colin Stretch, will testify before the House and Senate intelligence committees as part of the congressional investigations into Russia’s use of social media and internet platforms to interfere with the 2016 … 

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Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propaganda – Media Matters for America (blog)


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Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propaganda
Media Matters for America (blog)
Several news outlets have also reported that Russian operatives used these social media platforms to push anti-immigration rhetoric, including organizing an anti-Muslim rally and impersonating a Muslim group to stir chaos in the U.S. In October, one of

Google and Facebook spend millions to lobby Congress as Washington inquiries ramp up – Silicon Valley Business Journal


Silicon Valley Business Journal
Google and Facebook spend millions to lobby Congress as Washington inquiries ramp up
Silicon Valley Business Journal
Jonathan Albright, a social media analyst at Columbia University, believes Russian propaganda on Facebook may have reached billions of users. His findings indicated that a Russian disinformation campaign may have used Facebook to identify voters’ …

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Fake Russian Twitter accounts ended up in dozens of American media outlets – ThinkProgress


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Fake Russian Twitter accounts ended up in dozens of American media outlets
ThinkProgress
Counted by outlets alone, the fake social media operations appear the most pervasive foreign propaganda efforts in recent history even if their efficacy remains unclear. The internet is such a multiplier that I think it would be hard to draw an  
Fake news purveyors regularly cited a Twitter account revealed to be Russian propagandaMedia Matters for America (blog)
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Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Staten Island, New York – Daily Beast


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Exclusive: Russian Propaganda Traced Back to Russian Propaganda Hosted by Man on Staten Island, New York
Daily Beast
Over the past two months, Russia’s efforts to integrate Americans and U.S. communities into its vast propaganda campaigns has become clearer, as social media companies began shuttering accounts originating from Russia’s Internet Research Agency, …

Croatia Wants EU to Fight Russia’s Disinformation Campaign – Total Croatia News

Croatia Wants EU to Fight Russia’s Disinformation Campaign
Total Croatia News
StratCom, which is supposed to help fight Russian propaganda, was created two years ago by the European Council’s decision and acts within the EEAS framework. Some diplomats say it was founded primarily due to the European Council President Donald Tusk 

UK lawmakers ask Facebook about Russian-linked Brexit activity – The Hill


The Hill
UK lawmakers ask Facebook about Russian-linked Brexit activity
The Hill
The inquiry signals an increased interest in learning the extent and success in which Russia permeated the social mediaplatforms with propaganda and fake news after Facebook announced earlier this month that roughly 10 million of its users saw the ads.

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Julie Doll: You’re obsessed with social media when … – The Garden City Telegram

Julie Doll: You’re obsessed with social media when …
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Additionally, Facebook and other social media companies have admitted that thousands of political ads were placed on the sites by Russian agents. We all should treat with skepticism … That means no more sharing of posts from pseudonyms oranonymous 

New Charts Show What The Russian Troll @TEN_GOP Account Was Tweeting This Summer – BuzzFeed News


BuzzFeed News
New Charts Show What The Russian Troll @TEN_GOP Account Was Tweeting This Summer
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Last week, reports emerged that @TEN_GOP, a popular Twitter account that the Tennessee Republican Party purportedly managed, was, in fact, run by the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency, which operated a network of propaganda-pushing troll …

British parliament asks tech giants if Russia tried to sway Brexit vote – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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British parliament asks tech giants if Russia tried to sway Brexit vote
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LONDON Parliament is asking Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies for information about Russian efforts to usesocial media to influence the British vote to leave the European Union, expanding on several parallel U.S. congressional 

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From Silicon Valley to Staten Island, Russian troll sites kept online by American companies – CNNMoney


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From Silicon Valley to Staten Island, Russian troll sites kept online by American companies
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The use of American companies to push Russian propaganda goes beyond social media sites like Facebook. Russians also used American internet services to keep their websites up and hide their true owners, according to internet records and two … 

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Facebook and Twitter come under strict scrutiny regarding Russian-bought ads – The Tide (press release) (blog)

Facebook and Twitter come under strict scrutiny regarding Russian-bought ads
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Roughly 470 Russian accounts were taken down for posing as American activists and posting inflammatory messages on cultural issues like Black Lives Matter and gun control. It’s unsettling, said RM Freshman Gabby Schneider. As a citizen I don’t think …

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8:32 AM 10/29/2017 – Gates: “In a close election or legislative battle, they can spell the difference.” – Foreign Interference Has Bedeviled D.C. For Decades, With No Easy Reponse

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Leaders in D.C. approaching the end of the Cold War debated how much to worry about active measures and what action to take in response. One strategy was to attempt to fight disinformation with more information in publicly calling out forgeries or other false stories.

Gates told senators that it was “often difficult to determine the precise effects” of Russian influence activities and that the work of Russia’s intelligence and other agencies “do not guarantee success.”

That’s when Gates — who went on to become director of the CIA and secretary of defense — said something that resonates closely with life in Washington now: “In a close election or legislative battle, they can spell the difference.” 

Foreign Interference Has Bedeviled D.C. For Decades, With No Easy Reponse

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Nations waged campaigns of influence against each other for centuries before Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and nothing is likely to stop them anytime soon.

Congress could mandate more “disclosure” for foreigners buying ads on U.S. social networks, but that wouldn’t stop the ads from being sold, nor would it address the covert part of the Russians’ playbook — the cyberattacks, snooping and dumping of embarrassing information.

The U.S. has already increased sanctions on Russia in retaliation for the election interference — with no effect so far on its ongoing campaign of active measures. Personal warnings by then-President Obama and then-CIA Director John Brennan to their Russian counterparts during the 2016 election cycle didn’t move the needle either.

This is cold comfort for policymakers now, but they’re only the latest group of leaders in Washington, D.C., to try to tackle this issue.

“Soviet intelligence officers have already started to collect information on the 1988 presidential candidates and their positions on various issues,” the FBI warned in a 1987 report.

“It is possible that the Soviet Union will institute a new series of active measures operations designed to discredit those candidates who have platforms that are not acceptable to the Soviet government,” the report also said.

The Bureau cited work it had already done in discrediting a forged Russian document from three years before.

“The forgery, dated 1947, purported that Ronald Reagan was working in collusion with the FBI and the House Committee on Un-American Activities concerning Communist infiltration into the Hollywood film world. This forgery was designed to discredit President Reagan by raising the issue of ‘McCarthyism’ during an election year,’ ” the report explained.

National security leaders and members of Congress in Washington have been hearing very similar mood music over the past year. Then-FBI Director James Comey is said to have grappled with a document that purportedly described then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch reassuring the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton that Lynch would go easy on them over Clinton’s emails and private server.

That document, which Comey and the FBI have declined to discuss, has been described as a U.S. intelligence intercept of Russian government message traffic. Comey knew it was fake, as The Washington Post reported, but it nonetheless muddied the waters he was trying to navigate and has since raised doubts about his decision.

For the authors of these active measures, that means a success — the way they always have.

“One way to think about Soviet efforts is to think of them as the activities of a giant political action committee,” said Robert M. Gates, then deputy director of the CIA for Intelligence. He testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about active measures on Sept. 12, 1985, in a closed session that has since been partially declassified.

“This Soviet political action committee has an impressive set of resources,” Gates said. He continued: “A large budget; a cadre of experienced campaign strategists and activists; its own massive public relations organization; freedom from any constraints on disclosure of activities; willingness of those it opposes; and an ability to place covert agents within opposing organizations.”

Gates and his colleagues likely had had an easier time of it in their day. There was no global Internet with billions of users, no cyber-weapons and no social networks. The opponent they faced was actively interested in exporting its own political dogma.

Now, technology gives influence-mongers in any nation many orders of magnitude more avenues by which to spread their messages. And in the case of Russia, it no longer wants to convert capitalists into fellow travelers in the cause of Communism.

Instead, it has the simpler and potentially more pernicious goal of simply taking the West down a peg, sowing chaos and corroding faith in democracy.

“In the wake of Russia’s attack on the 2016 election, it is more important than ever to strengthen our defenses against foreign interference in our elections,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., said in a statement earlier this month.

He and Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mark Warner, D-Va., are sponsoring a bill that they say would help defeat some active measures. It would require that ads sold to foreign buyers on big social networks — especially Facebook — disclose who’d paid for them and that the social networks would have to disclose to anyone the content of the ads.

“I have long fought to increase transparency and end the corrupting influence of special interests in political campaigns, and I am confident this legislation will modernize existing law to safeguard the integrity of our election system,” McCain said as the introduced the bill.

But the bill wouldn’t do anything about automated Twitter accounts amplifying controversy, or foreign agitators organizing rallies, or cyberattacks or any of the other weapons at the disposal of contemporary agents of influence. And a foreign government doesn’t need to try to get inside the United States to raise doubts about events on the world scene.

Back in 1987, then-spymaster Gates told his Senate interlocutors about Moscow’s plan to raise doubts about the incident in which a Soviet interceptor shot down a Korean civilian airliner that strayed into Russian airspace, killing 269 people. There was no question that the Soviets had destroyed the aircraft, but as Gates said, the U.S.S.R. needed there to be.

“In some cases, all the Soviets are interested in is raising doubt about an issue,” he said, “the Soviets probably never realistically expected to reverse public opinion in their favor, but to create enough public doubt to make it responsible to voice the other side of the issue. And they did that.”

Moscow returned to the same playbook when it circulated alternate explanations for the 2014 destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was destroyed by a Russian surface-to-air missile fired from pro-Russian territory in Ukraine.

Leaders in D.C. approaching the end of the Cold War debated how much to worry about active measures and what action to take in response. One strategy was to attempt to fight disinformation with more information in publicly calling out forgeries or other false stories.

Gates told senators that it was “often difficult to determine the precise effects” of Russian influence activities and that the work of Russia’s intelligence and other agencies “do not guarantee success.”

That’s when Gates — who went on to become director of the CIA and secretary of defense — said something that resonates closely with life in Washington now: “In a close election or legislative battle, they can spell the difference.”

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Trump. Cambridge Analytica. WikiLeaks. The connections, explained.

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This week, a new thread emerged: Multiple sources confirmed to CNN that the chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, contacted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in summer 2016 to ask for access to emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server. Sources told CNN that he asked for the emails because he wanted to catalog them on a searchable database that would be made available to the Trump campaign or a pro-Trump PAC.

There is no evidence WikiLeaks ever hacked or possessed the emails sought by Nix. But the contact alone raises new questions about Cambridge Analytica’s potential role in Russia’s efforts to undermine Clinton’s campaign.

It’s a messy situation and, with so many unanswered questions, such as what Cambridge Analytica knew about Wikileaks’ Russia connection when it sought Clinton’s missing emails. Still, it’s important to consider the broader context. The timeline below tracks how things unfolded, based on all we know.

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Soon-to-be Democratic presidential candidate Clinton

publicly acknowledged for the first time

 that she used a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. She also said she deleted about 30,000 emails about personal matters unrelated to her work for the Obama administration. The deleted emails, which have never seen the light of day, later became a flashpoint of the campaign.

June 16, 2015 — Trump launches presidential campaign

Trump

announced that he is running for president

, ending months of rampant speculation. “I am officially running for president of the United States, and we are going to make our country great again,” he told a crowd at Trump Tower. When he declared his candidacy, Trump was in the middle of the GOP pack, trailing in polls to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and others.

July 2015 — Russian hackers breach DNC systems

Hackers working for Russian intelligence services “gained access to” the Democratic National Committee’s computer networks as part of the Kremlin’s campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential race, according to the

US intelligence community assessment

 that was published after the election.

March 2016 — Another group of Russian hackers breach DNC systems

Another group of Russian hackers — separate from the group that hacked the DNC in 2015 — breached the DNC’s computer systems, according to a

US intelligence report

 published after the election. The US intelligence community says Russian intelligence related stolen materials from the DNC to WikiLeaks for public release.

CNN reported

 this year that Russia gave WikiLeaks the emails through an intermediary.

March 19, 2016 — Russian hackers gain access to Podesta’s emails

Russian hackers gained access to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal Gmail account by sending a phishing email. The

US intelligence community determined

 in early 2017 that Russian intelligence later gave WikiLeaks hacked emails from Democratic “political figures,” an oblique reference to Podesta.

CNN reported

 this year that Russia gave WikiLeaks the emails through an intermediary.

May 3, 2016 — Trump becomes presumptive Republican nominee

June 2016 — Mercer family endorses Trump

The Mercer family, led by Republican megadonor Robert Mercer,

begins supporting Trump’s candidacy 

and starts donating to pro-Trump efforts. The family previously backed Cruz in the GOP primaries.

The family financially backs Cambridge Analytica, which started working for Trump over the summer of 2016. Some members of Cambridge Analytica staff were incorporated in the Trump campaign’s data operation team.

June 9, 2016 — Trump tweets about Clinton’s deleted emails

Responding to a quip from Clinton, Trump

posted on Twitter

: “How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up–and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?”

This tweet came the same day that Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met a group of Russians at Trump Tower. Trump Jr. was told before the meeting that one of the Russians would offer incriminating information about Clinton.

June 15, 2016 — DNC claims it was hacked by Russian intelligence

The DNC and CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm it hired to investigate the breaches,

revealed publicly for the first time

 that its servers were penetrated. CrowdStrike said it “identified two sophisticated adversaries on the network” that were associated with Russian intelligence services.

Trump

dismissed the notion

 that Russia was behind the hacks, saying “we believe it was the DNC that did the ‘hacking’ as a way to distract from the many issues facing their deeply flawed candidate and failed party leader. Too bad the DNC doesn’t hack Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails.”

July 19-21, 2016 — Republican National Convention is held in Cleveland

Trump

officially became the presidential nominee

 for the Republican Party during the Republican National Convention, which was held in Cleveland. During the convention, a handful of Trump campaign advisers briefly met with then-Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

Between July 21 and July 31, 2016 — Cambridge Analytica CEO emails WikiLeaks

Alexander Nix, the chief executive of data firm Cambridge Analytica, emailed Assange

seeking access to emails from Clinton’s private server

 so he could turn them into a searchable database for the campaign or a pro-Trump political action committee.There is no evidence that Clinton’s deleted emails were ever hacked or that WikiLeaks ever had possession of them.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the email was sent in late July 2016 at some point following the Republican National Convention. This was around the same time Cambridge Analytica started working for the Trump campaign as part of its three-pronged data operation based in San Antonio, Texas.

Right-wing firebrand Steve Bannon was a member of the Cambridge Analytica board when Nix sent the email, according to The New York Times. Bannon later became CEO of the Trump campaign and stepped down from the data analytics company. He took a top White House job in January but left over the summer.

July 22, 2016 — WikiLeaks releases about 20,000 hacked DNC emails

WikiLeaks posted on its website

nearly 20,000 emails

 that were stolen from the DNC servers. Many of the emails were sent by senior DNC officials. Some of the emails suggested that the DNC favored Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primaries, leading to allegations that the primary was rigged.

July 25-28, 2016 — Democratic National Convention is held in Philadelphia

Democrats held their convention in Philadelphia and formally selected Clinton as their nominee. The gathering was roiled by the WikiLeaks disclosures, which were released days earlier. The emails upset Sanders supporters, and forced DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz to

quit her post

.

July 25, 2016 — Trump says it’s a “joke” that Russia hacked the DNC

Trump weighed in on the DNC leaks,

saying on Twitter

: “The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me.”

July 26, 2016 — NYT reports that the US believes Russia hacked the DNC

The New York Times published a report

 that claimed US intelligence agencies told the White House that they were highly confident that the Russian government was responsible for hacking the DNC. This was the first public report suggesting that the US government agreed with the DNC’s assessment.

July 27, 2016 — Trump publicly asks Russia to hack Clinton’s deleted emails

At a news conference

, Trump publicly called on the Russian government to hack Clinton’s private email server and reveal the deleted emails. Trump’s campaign later said his comment was a joke.

“if it is Russia — which it’s probably not, nobody knows who it is — but if it is Russia, it’s really bad for a different reason, because it shows how little respect they have for our country, when they would hack into a major party and get everything,” Trump said. “But it would be interesting to see — I will tell you this — Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That’ll be next.”

July 29, 2016 — Trump campaign pays $100,000 to Cambridge Analytica

The Trump campaign made its first of five payments to Cambridge Analytica, cutting a check for $100,000, according to records from the Federal Election Commission.

August 8, 2016 — Roger Stone says he was in touch with Assange

During a speech in Florida

, former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone claimed to be in touch with Assange and predicted upcoming WikiLeaks releases: “I actually have communicated with Assange. I believe the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation but there’s no telling what the October surprise may be.” He later clarified that while he was in contact with Assange, it came through an intermediary.

August 14-17, 2016 — Stone exchanges messages with Russian hackers

Stone

exchanged direct Twitter messages

 with Guccifer 2.0, a self-proclaimed hacker who published stolen materials from the DNC earlier in the summer. (These DNC releases were separate from the DNC emails published by WikiLeaks.) The Twitter messages were about the contents of some of the stolen DNC materials that Guccifer posted online earlier that summer. Stone denies any wrongdoing or collusion.

Months after these Twitter messages, the US intelligence community announced that Guccifer 2.0 was actually run by Russian intelligence operatives as part of the Kremlin’s effort to meddle in the election.

August 18, 2016 — Trump campaign pays $250,000 to Cambridge Analytica

The Trump campaign made its second of five payments to Cambridge Analytica, cutting a check for $250,000, according to records from the Federal Election Commission.

August 21, 2016 — Stone predicts upcoming trouble for Podesta

Without specifically referencing emails, Stone predicts that Podesta will soon be in hot water. “Trust me, it will soon the Podesta’s time in the barrel,”

he tweeted

. Stone later claimed that he wasn’t talking about the upcoming WikiLeaks releases but was alluding to an expose he was planning on his own.

September 1, 2016 — Trump campaign pays $5 million to Cambridge Analytica

The Trump campaign made its second of five payments to Cambridge Analytica, cutting a check for $5 million, according to records from the Federal Election Commission. The massive payment — the largest from the campaign to the data firm — was for a TV ad buy, according to the

Wall Street Journal

.

September 8, 2016 — Trump questions US intelligence on Russian hacking

In an interview with TV personality Larry King

, Trump questioned the recent US intelligence statement that the Russian government was interfering in the 2016 election. “I think it’s probably unlikely,” Trump said. “I think maybe the Democrats are putting that out, who knows? But I think that it’s pretty unlikely.”

King’s show is broadcast on RT, the Kremlin-controlled news network that targets English-speaking audiences. The US intelligence community says the Kremlin promoted its election-meddling campaign on RT. The Trump campaign

said it didn’t know

 King’s show was broadcast on the Russian network.

September 9, 2016 — Stone exchanges more messages with Russian hackers

Stone

exchanged direct Twitter messages

 with Guccifer 2.0. The emails were about the contents of some publicly released DNC materials. Stone denies wrongdoing or collusion. Months after these Twitter messages, the US intelligence community announced that Guccifer 2.0 was actually run by Russian intelligence operatives as part of the Kremlin’s effort to meddle in the election.

September 16, 2016 — Stone predicts WikiLeaks will release Clinton emails

Stone says in a

radio interview

 that WikiLeaks will release new Clinton emails. “I expect Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks people to drop a payload of new documents on Hillary on a weekly basis fairly soon. And that, of course, will answer the question of exactly what was erased on that email server.”

October 2, 2016 — Stone alludes to future WikiLeaks releases

Stone appeared to predict that WikiLeaks would soon post damaging materials about Clinton.

He posted

: “Wednesday @HillaryClinton is done. #WikiLeaks.” Nothing materialized on the date Stone referred to, but two days after that date, WikiLeaks started releasing Podesta’s emails.

October 3, 2016 — Stone again predicts upcoming WikiLeaks releases

“I have total confidence that @wikileaks and my hero Julian Assange will educate the American people soon,”

Stone tweeted

, four days before WikiLeaks began releasing Podesta’s emails.

October 5, 2016 — Stone says “payload coming” from WikiLeaks

“Libs thinking Assange will stand down are wishful thinking. Payload coming,”

Stone tweeted

, two days before WikiLeaks began releasing thousands of emailed hacked from Podesta’s email account.

October 7, 2016 — US formally blames Russia for DNC hacks

The US government

broke its silence

 about the DNC hack. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the entire US intelligence community, announced that the Russian government was behind the hacked emails released by WikiLeaks.

“The US Intelligence Community is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations,” the statement said, adding that disclosures on WikiLeaks were consistent with Russian methods.

October 7, 2016 — WikiLeaks begins releasing Podesta emails

Shortly after the announcement blaming Russia for the DNC hacks, WikiLeaks

began posting thousands of emails

 stolen from Podesta’s Gmail account. WikiLeaks went on to release new Podesta emails on a near-daily basis, creating waves of negative headlines for the Clinton campaign in the closing weeks of the election. Trump regularly cited the latest Podesta releases during campaign rallies in October and November. The US government later said Russia was responsible for the hacks.

October 10, 2016 — Trump says “I love WikiLeaks”

At a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump expressed his admiration for the anti-secrecy website that was publishing dirt on his Democratic opponent, saying “This just came out. WikiLeaks! I love WikiLeaks.”

October 12, 2016 — Stone says he has back-channel communications with Assange

Stone further elaborated on his relationship with Assange in an interview with a local CBS station in Miami. “I do have a back-channel communication with Assange, because we have a good mutual friend,” Stone said. “That friend travels back and forth from the United States to London and we talk.” Stone says he has never actually met with Assange or spoken with him directly.

October 19, 2016 — Trump campaign pays $250,000 to Cambridge Analytica

The Trump campaign made its fourth of five payments to Cambridge Analytica, cutting a check for $250,000, according to records from the Federal Election Commission.

November 8, 2016 — Trump wins US presidential election

To the surprise of most political analysts, Trump beats Clinton to win the US presidential election. His narrow victory in the Electoral College was buoyed by wins in Midwestern states that weren’t expected to go his way.

December 12, 2016 — Trump campaign pays $312,500 to Cambridge Analytica

With the presidential transition underway, the Trump campaign made its final payment to Cambridge Analytica, cutting a check for $312,500, according to records from the Federal Election Commission. In all, the data firm collected more than $5.9 million from Trump’s presidential campaign.

January 6, 2017 — US accuses Russia of meddling in the election

The US intelligence community accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating a multi-faceted campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Going beyond the October statement,

the new report

 said that actions by Russian intelligence “resulted in the compromise of the personal e-mail accounts of Democratic Party officials and political figures,” likely a reference to Podesta.

CNN’s Gregory Krieg contributed to this report.

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Breaking down the information from newly released JFK docs

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Documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy were released by the National Archives this week. Historians and researchers are still sifting through the thousands of files released to find new revelations. Author of “The Kennedy Half Century” and director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia Larry Sabato joined CBSN to discuss the new information.

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Social media companies to meet with Congress

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Lawyers from Twitter, Facebook and Google will meet with congressional investigators to talk about the role they played in Russia’s attempt to influence last year’s election. Heather Timmons, White House correspondent for Quartz, talks about what we should expect in the Nov. 1 hearing.

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‘Reich Citizens Movement’: Germany may face real threat to national security 

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The Reich Citizens Movement is a far-right group based on the idea that Germany’s pre-World War II borders still exist.
And it also refuses to recognize the legitimacy of the German government and the nation’s laws.
The organization, which until recently had not been taken seriously, now has 15,000 members, and is considered as a very real threat to German security.

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Here’s How Facebook Actually Won Trump the Presidency

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Mark Zuckerberg is trying hard to convince voters that Facebook had no nefarious role in this election. But according to President-elect Donald Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale, the social media giant was massively influential—not because it was tipping the scales with fake news, but because it helped generate the bulk of the campaign’s $250 million in online fundraising.

“Our biggest incubator that allowed us to generate that money was Facebook,” says Parscale, who has been working for the campaign since before Trump officially announced his candidacy a year and a half ago. Over the course of the election cycle, Trump’s campaign funneled $90 million to Parscale’s San Antonio-based firm, most of which went toward digital advertising. And Parscale says more of that ad money went to Facebook than to any other platform.

‘Facebook and Twitter were the reason we won this thing.’

Brad Parscale

“Facebook and Twitter were the reason we won this thing,” he says. “Twitter for Mr. Trump. And Facebook for fundraising.”

In the wake of Trump’s stunning upset last week, media analysts have worked feverishly to figure out how social media may have altered the outcome of this election. They—and we—have pointed to online echo chambers and the proliferation of fake news as the building blocks of Trump’s victory. But the answer may be much simpler. Of course Facebook was hugely influential in the presidential election, in large part because Trump’s campaign embraced Facebook as a key advertising channel in a way that no presidential campaign has before—not even Clinton’s.

“I think the Trump campaign did that extremely well,” says Andrew Bleeker, president of Bully Pulpit Interactive, which helped lead Hillary Clinton’s digital marketing efforts. “They spent a higher percentage of their spending on digital than we did.”

Changing Minds Where It Mattered

Throughout the last year-and-a-half, stories about the imbalance between Clinton’s ad spending compared to Trump’s proliferated. They noted how Clinton spent more than $200 million on television ads in the final months of the election while Trump spent less than half that. Because Trump wasn’t spending as much on television all along, it seemed like his team wasn’t investing in changing anyone’s minds. But they were: they were just doing it online.

“The big takeaway was using digital in a digital-first way,” says Matt Lira, a Republican digital strategist and senior advisor to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “It was the main course. It wasn’t leftovers.”

Facebook proved to be a powerful way for Trump’s team to hone the campaign’s message with the kind of enormous sample sizes you can’t get with traditional polling. “They have an advantage of a platform that has users that are conditioned to click and engage and give you feedback,” says Gary Coby, director of advertising at the Republican National Committee, who worked on Trump’s campaign. “Their platform’s built to inform you about what people like and dislike.”

Coby’s team took full advantage of the ability to perform massive tests with its ads. On any given day, Coby says, the campaign was running 40,000 to 50,000 variants of its ads, testing how they performed in different formats, with subtitles and without, and static versus video, among other small differences. On the day of the third presidential debate in October, the team ran 175,000 variations. Coby calls this approach “A/B testing on steroids.” The more variations the team was able to produce, Coby says, the higher the likelihood that its ads would actually be served to Facebook users.

“Every ad network and platform wants to serve the ad that’s going to get the most engagement,” Coby says. “The more you’re testing, the more opportunity you have to find the best setup.”

The Digital Bully Pulpit

Clinton also had a robust digital strategy, investing $30 million in digital ads in the homestretch. Her campaign produced thousands of rapid-response videos and set up a customer service team to help people with their voting questions. But, says Bleeker, “the Trump campaign took to an extreme what we were trying to do on the Hillary campaign.”

The President-elect has shown he can turn a news cycle in 140 characters or less.

Social media was Trump’s primary communication channel. It wasn’t a platform for broadcasting pre-planned messages but for interacting with supporters and starting new conversations—however controversial those conversations often were. Bleeker says one of the biggest lessons he’s learned from this election cycle is that social media is increasingly going to be part of any candidate’s so-called “earned media strategy”—that is, the coverage a candidate gets for free in the press. The President-elect has shown he can turn a news cycle in 140 characters or less; in a recent 60 Minutes interview, he said he plans to continue using Twitter as president.

“He’s going to tell his side of the story from the digital bully pulpit,” Lira says.

Whether fake news did or didn’t affect the election’s outcome, Facebook as a platform did. The winning candidate was not just willing, but eager to break with traditional models of campaigning. His team invested in new ways of using the digital tools and platforms that have come to dominate the media landscape. Anyone who wants to defeat him in the future will have to do the same.

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According to University of Utah study, the Trump campaign viewed Facebook and Twitter teams as quasi-advisers in 2016

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Washington • Donald Trump’s presidential campaign relied on more hands-on help from tech firms during the 2016 election than previously thought, using teams from Facebook, Twitter and others as almost entrenched political operatives, a new study by a University of Utah professor and a colleague found.

While social media and other tech companies routinely work with large advertisers, including political campaigns, the study shows that Trump’s team looked at the Silicon Valley employees as almost its own in pushing its online strategy to woo voters. Hillary Clinton’s campaign built its own digital effort and didn’t rely on the tech companies help to the same degree.

“These firms had some of their staffers working inside the Trump campaign digital offices during the general election,” said one of the study’s authors, Shannon McGregor, an assistant professor at the U.’s Department of Communication. “This was something that was much more routine than we had known before. This was offered to all campaigns, but it was unequally taken up. The Trump campaign, relatively as compared to the Clinton campaign, was understaffed and made much greater use of these staffers than the folks on the Clinton campaign.”

McGregor, who wrote the study with Daniel Kreiss, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says the findings have raised concerns about whether the help offered the campaigns could be construed as in-kind contributions from corporations and whether new laws are needed to make public such efforts.

The peer-reviewed study, published Thursday in the journal Political Communication, relied on interviews with the Silicon Valley liaisons to the Trump and Clinton campaigns as well as other would-be White House hopefuls.

“What we found in the course of these interviews is that these technology firms offer this digital subsidies, basically, to campaigns,” McGregor said. “It goes beyond just trying to facilitate ad buys. [It includes] shaping the conversation through this sort of close collaboration.”

That included helping to target voters and form campaign messaging.

“Facebook, Twitter and Google go beyond promoting their services and facilitating digital advertising buys, actively shaping campaign communication through their close collaboration with political staffers,” the study reported. “We show how representatives at these firms serve as quasi-digital consultants to campaigns, shaping digital strategy, content and execution.”

Trump’s digital director, Brad Parscale, had hinted at such an effort during an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” earlier this month, saying he had sought out the help from tech companies.

“I wanna know everything you would tell Hillary’s campaign plus some,” he told the news program. “And I want your people here to teach me how to use it.”

Adam Sharp, Twitter’s head of news, government and elections through the end of 2016, said that he believes Parscale’s interpretation of how the help from tech companies worked is an “exaggeration.”

“Ultimately, my understanding is that every company offered equivalent services to each campaign and the campaigns can choose how much or how little of that support they wish to utilize,” Sharp said in an interview, noting that such services have been provided to presidential campaigns since many of the companies were founded.

He noted that because campaigns can choose how much help they get, it can create “optical challenges” but defended the outreach as a boon to candidates and their ability to communicate with potential voters.

“More broadly, I believe that anything that brings candidates and elected officials closer to their constituents, making them more available for direct interaction and direct questioning by the voters is a good thing,” Sharp said. “And I think all the companies in creating these teams to reach out to candidates and bring them into the conversation, to bring them out of the comfort of the TV studios into a space where they can have this direct interaction with users is potentially a positive thing for the democratic process.”

A Facebook spokesman said Thursday the company offers all candidates and interest groups “equal levels of support, no matter their political affiliation.”

“It’s up them to decide how much help they want,” the representative said. “But this is key: The campaigns make their own strategic decisions about how to use Facebook’s platform.”

That extends to guidance on how to use the social media site, the representative noted, as well as addressing technical issues and advertising.

McGregor says the research into the tech companies’ assistance with the campaigns shows the firms have built “basically a partisan structure,” hiring former Republican and Democratic campaign aides to help boost relationships with current challengers in a way that goes far beyond a tech company soliciting ad buys.

She added the advent of social media and technology in political campaigns has opened a whole new field of political research that needs to be done to show the public just how modern efforts to sway voters are operating.

“One of the most important takeaways is that this is just the beginning,” she said. “There needs to be more examination about this, given this is quite routine.”

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How Much Did Trump Pay Cambridge Analytica? Denial Of Data Firm’s Involvement Doesn’t Add Up

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Donald Trump’s campaign blatantly downplayed the role data firm Cambridge Analytics played in helping the president win last year and even ignored the campaign’s own boasts following the election after the firm was linked to a collusion effort with Russians.

Earlier this week, it was reported Cambridge Analytica’s top executive Alexander Nix directly reached out to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in an effort to get Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails, according to The Daily Beast.

WikiLeaks had been accused of receiving the damning Democratic National Committee emails from Russia, which posed another avenue for the president’s critics to lambast him with accusations of collusion with the Russians to secure the Oval Office.

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Assange later confirmed Nix’s overture – made prior to Election Day last year – on Twitter but stated that WikiLeaks turned him down.

Michael Glassner, the executive director of Trump’s campaign, issued a statement to CNN that declared the Republican National Committee was solely responsible for the campaign’s analytics.

“Once President Trump secured the nomination in 2016, one of the most important decisions we made was to partner with the Republican National Committee on data analytics,” he said. “Leading into the election, the R.N.C. had invested in the most sophisticated data-targeting program in modern American history, which helped secure our victory in the fall. We were proud to have worked with the R.N.C. and its data experts and relied on them as our main source for data analytics.”

Glassner also flatly denied any other source played as crucial a role in data analysis when he added: “Any claims that voter data from any other source played a key role in the victory are false.”

The money trail and Kushner’s and Cambridge Analytics’ statements explain otherwise.

CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit – Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2016 in New York City. Getty Images/Bryan Bedder

Indeed, the Trump campaign paid the UK-based firm backed by billionaire and heavy political donor Robert Mercer millions during the home stretch of the 2016 run, and following Trump’s victory current White House senior adviser and husband to Trump’s eldest daughter Jared Kushner thoroughly explained the operation and how much the campaign relied on it.

Cambridge Analytica also chimed in with a glowing statement touting its efforts in the campaign.

Firstly, the campaign money trail clearly showed Cambridge Analytica received big bucks from Donald Trump for President, the campaign’s main finance hub. Starting with an initial payment of $100,000 in July 2016, the firm took in more than $5.9 million in five payments total, including $5 million paid out in September 2016, according to FEC records.

The five expenditure descriptions from the Trump campaign’s FEC filings list the payments made for data management or data management services.

Fourteen days after the election in November, Kushner then adorned the cover of Forbes magazine and expounded on the data analytics program he headed up. He specifically said the work was meant to “complement the RNC’s data hub.”

“After the primary, we started ramping up because we knew that doing a national campaign is different than doing a primary campaign,” Kushner told Forbes. “That was when we formalized the system because we had to ramp up for digital fundraising. We brought in Cambridge Analytica. I called some of my friends from Silicon Valley who were some of the best digital marketers in the world. And I asked them how to scale this stuff. Doing it state by state is not that hard. But scaling is a very, very hard thing. They gave me a lot of their subcontractors and I built in Austin a data hub that would complement the RNC’s data hub. ”

Even before Kushner’s comments, Cambridge Analytica’s top executive, Alexander Nix, boasted of his firm’s work for Trump. One day after Trump won.

“We are thrilled that our revolutionary approach to data-driven communications played such an integral part in President-election Donald Trump’s extraordinary win,” Nix said as part of a company statement.

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The company, Cambridge Analytica, inked a deal with the nation’s leading conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, for the purpose of hitting up Trump voters for donations. The marrying of the two institutions was made easier by a shared principle. 

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday the threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating. Mattis accused the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs – and vowed to defeat any attack. (Oct. 28)

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How social media helped weaponize Donald Trump’s election campaign 

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Planet America’s John Barron explains how Facebook and Twitter helped weaponize the Trump campaign.


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