Russian election interference

U.S. issues broad Russian sanctions citing NotPetya attack and Internet Research Agency meddling

In a surprisingly robust reprimand for the Trump administration, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a set of sanctions Thursday citing interference in the 2016 election as part of a broader pattern o

Special counsel Robert Mueller indicts Russian bot farm for election meddling

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has just handed down a set of indictments, charging 13 Russian citizens and three Russian organizations with interference in the U.S. presidential election in efforts da

A group of industry insiders is putting Russian election meddling up for ad awards

A small group of advertising industry insiders have developed a novel campaign for this years’ ad awards season — nominating Russia’s misinformation and manipulation efforts for an a

Twitter now says 1.4 million people interacted with Russian trolls during 2016 presidential campaign

Twitter has now updated the number of people engaging with Russian trolls during the 2016 presidential campaign to 1.4 million. That's more than double the initial 677,775 Twitter originally said had

Facebook staff reportedly interviewed in Mueller investigation

At least one Facebook employee has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into potential Russian interference with the 2016 election, reports Wired. But don't

Dutch intelligence reportedly hacked Russian election hackers in 2014

As if the story of the 2016 election and associated cyberattacks wasn't already complicated enough, new information now suggests that Dutch intelligence has for years been aware of, and sharing, infor

Facebook and Twitter face a short deadline on Russian bot #ReleaseTheMemo reports for Congress

Two leading Democrats in Congress are calling for new disclosures from Facebook and Twitter about Russian disinformation campaigns on their platforms. In a letter, Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen. Dianne Fei

Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50,000

Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election

Russian hackers are targeting U.S. Senate email accounts

According to a new report, the same group that hacked the Democratic National Committee actively targeted the U.S. Senate through the latter half of 2017. The revelation comes out of a new report from

Check now to see if you liked any Russian troll accounts on Facebook

This fall saw ever-rising estimates of the number of people reached by Russian-backed troll accounts — just shy of 150 million at last count . Now the social network has at last released the tool it

The tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018

It is incumbent for us, the technology community, to reach out to the regulators and legislators to help them better understand the wider impact of the things we’re working on. And it’s our respon

Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed

Facebook is building out a tool to show which Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts associated with Russia's Internet Research Agency election troll farm you Liked or followed. Launching by the end of

Missouri attorney general launches an anti-trust investigation against Google

Missouri is launching an investigation into whether Google has broken its consumer protection and antitrust laws.

Covert influence is the new money laundering

As more media companies realize Russia bought advertising space or promoted news stories -- fake and otherwise -- on their platforms, covert influence has become the new money laundering. Both activit

Here’s how Russia targeted its fake Facebook ads and how those ads performed

It's impossible to know just how much stuff being circulated on social networks is Russian state content in sheep's clothing, although tech companies are scrambling to figure that out. Now, thanks to

Zuck says ad transparency regulation would be ‘very good if it’s done well’

Despite Facebook's effort to rapidly self-regulate in the wake of Russian interference in the U.S. election using Facebook ads, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he would support government regulation if imple

Thoughts on the #techhearings from my time in Product Safety at Twitter

Leslie Miley Contributor Leslie Miley is a Silicon Valley native who has held engineering leadership roles at Slack, Twitter, Apple and Google. Featured in USA Today, TechCrunch Disrupt, Wired's 2017

Facebook beats in Q3 with $4.7B profit, record share price despite Russia

Facebook is still in the middle of its House Intelligence Committee hearing about Russian election interference, but the looming concerns over misuse haven’t dampened its business as profits con

Here are the Russian ads that deceived users on Facebook and Instagram

Russian interests have been attempting to influence public opinion via social media to an extent no one expected. The content itself, however, has largely been a mystery — the ads and fake accounts

On Russia, tech doesn’t know what it doesn’t know

While the Senate has spent the better part of a year making sense of Russia's actions to influence the 2016 election, tech made quick work of its own analysis — or so it thinks. The glacial pace of
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