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By Associated Press
Twitter says it is endorsing the Honest Ads Act, a bipartisan bill designed to make online political advertisements more transparent by revealing who paid for them, among other information.
By Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American
False news -- inaccurate information presented as truth or opinion presented as fact -- is 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than information that faithfully reports actual events, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Computational social scientists found that 40,000 American Twitter users retweeted Russian trolls more than 80,000 times in a single month before the 2016 election.
By Mae Anderson, Associated Press
Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists and it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from happening again.
By PBS NewsHour
President Donald Trump uses Twitter to speak directly to the American people. How is this mode of communication heard in foreign nations? Former ambassador Nancy McEldowney, who is now at Georgetown University, and Kenneth Weinstein, president and CEO of the…
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
In a letter sent Wednesday to Tillerson, the 20 members of the Foreign Affairs Committee said they are extremely troubled over Trump's retweets last week of inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group that purported to show violence being…
The Friday guilty plea by former national security advisor Michael Flynn touched off a running response from President Trump on Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Taken together, two of the president’s statements could suggest interference. P.J. Tobia reports and Miles O’Brien…
By PBS NewsHour
President Trump shared what are widely seen as virulent anti-Muslim messages on Wednesday, igniting a new firestorm and prompting a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May to say, “It is wrong for the president to have done this.” Judy…
Facebook, Twitter and Google were back on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify before congressional intelligence committees on whether their platforms were used by Russia to impact the 2016 election. All three companies admitted fault, but they do not yet…
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