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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


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


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


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


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


The Atlantic
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
The Guardian
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


Shareblue Media
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 …
Western Democracy depends on heeding Hillary Clinton’s cyber warfare warningCity A.M.
FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with MoscowThe Hill
Bill Clinton sought State’s permission to meet with Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decisionThe Hill

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Social media blitzkrieg, Russian style – Arkansas Online


Business Insider

Fast Company
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  
Trump rails against Russia investigation and Russian Facebook ads in Saturday tweetstormBusiness Insider
Trump equates racist, election-interfering Russian propaganda with American free pressShareblue Media
Capturing the Wisdom and Beauty of Donald J. Trump. The American Military has Never been Stronger
 
Facebook Won’t Be Sent To The Gulag Over Russian AdsFast Company
Facebook must wake up to its disastrous potential it has the power to subvert American democracyThe Independent (blog)
Facebook, Google might be one step closer to new regulations on ad transparencyChicago Tribune
 Center for Research on Globalization 
BloombergFox News
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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


Bloomberg
Defend US Democracy With Digital Transparency
Bloomberg
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


Just Security
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)


Media Matters for America (blog)
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


ThinkProgress
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)
Why I Love Fake NewsPOLITICO Magazine

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


Daily Beast
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 …
The Garden City Telegram
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
BuzzFeed News
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


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


CNNMoney
From Silicon Valley to Staten Island, Russian troll sites kept online by American companies
CNNMoney
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
The Tide (press release) (blog)
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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