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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

Agency Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on agency efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration has been leading interagency efforts to reduce drug use and increase awareness about the dangers of opioids. As their annual Red Ribbon Week ends, they join us to discuss the progress being made on this important issue.

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FLEOA Elects New National Officers at Bi-Annual Conference

Last week, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association elected the following National Officers at the 25th National Conference held in College Park, Maryland:

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