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.
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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.
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.
A classified NSA report obtained and released by The Intercept has provided the most in-depth look, thus far, into the extent of Russian attempts to meddle in U.S. elections.
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.
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.
Today, the Trump administration announced the imposition of sanctions against Russia in response to what it deemed an organized effort to hack elements critical to American infrastructure, including aviation systems and the U.S. energy grid.
In this short video from Vox news, learn what we know about his exchange with a Russian lawyer, and what it means.