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FBI Investigating Whether Russian Propaganda Efforts Broke Federal Law

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Reports indicate the FBI is now investigating Russian propaganda efforts targeted at an American audience, including efforts to look into Sputnik News, a thinly-veiled propaganda arm of the Russian government, aimed at American, English-speaking readers.

Former FBI Agent Tracks Russian Twitter Bots

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Former FBI Special Agent, Clint Watts, claimed this week that new information obtained by a project called "Hamilton 68" confirms that Russian Twitter bots were behind the viral spread earlier this month of #FireMcMaster – a hashtag calling for President Trump to fire U.S. National Security Advisory H.R. McMaster.

How Do Algorithms Predict Criminal Behavior?

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In this short video from “Above the Noise,” host Myles Bess takes a deeper look at how algorithms are being used in the criminal justice system – and whether not computer programs make better predictions about criminal behavior than humans.

Social Media Giants Testify on Russian Online Information Campaign

This week, over the course of three congressional hearings, lawmakers on Capitol Hill continued to dig into the extent of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential elections. The most widely-covered hearing, in the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, focused on Russian digital efforts to sway American opinion on platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

The 5 Comey Takeaways Feds are Talking About

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Comey got his chance to tell his side of the story today. The former FBI Director testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning about his conversations with the President as they pertained to Russia.

This Week on FEDtalk

Fellows Moving Government Forward

Tune in to FEDtalk this week to hear about the fellowships bringing innovation and technology skills to government. Guests from fellowships impacting the legislative and executive branches will discuss how they bring new skills to government.

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FLEOA Successfully Advocates for Change to Michigan LEOSA Policy

On Tuesday, FLEOA President Larry Cosme issued a letter on Michigan LEOSA policy.  The full text of the statement is below.

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