Tag Archives: 2016 Elections

Friday Open Thread | Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg won’t reveal details of company’s Russia probe

(CNN) Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg will not say whether her company has identified similarities in how Russian agents and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign used the social media platform ahead of the 2016 election. In an interview with Axios on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Brad Parscale: Facebook, Google and Twitter employees were embedded inside the Trump campaign

WE’RE DOOMED. DEMOCRACY IS DEAD……. Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale says Donald Trump won election on Facebook with highly targeted ads — and infrastructure was a key issue President Donald Trump talked on Twitter, but Facebook was the crucial … Continue reading

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Black lawmaker presses Facebook to stop racially charged Russian ads

A member of the Congressional Black Caucus is pushing Facebook to strengthen its advertising standards after Russian operatives used the company’s ad service to attack groups like Black Lives Matter during the 2016 election s. In a letter sent to … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Mueller asked WH for phone records on Air Force One statement

Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to turn over all its documents related to Donald Trump Jr.’s initial statement on a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower. The statement, which was reportedly drafted on Air … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Senate panel calls for open hearing with Trump lawyer

(CNN) The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Tuesday they want President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and longtime associate to testify in public after Michael Cohen released to the media his opening statement he planned to give at a … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Paul Manafort wiretapped under secret court orders before & after the election

Washington (CNN)US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. The … Continue reading

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Robert Mueller obtains facebook warrant in Russia probe

Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has obtained a warrant to investigate Facebook’s role in spreading Russian misinformation to targeted U.S. regions. The move reportedly opens a whole new avenue of speculation about what … Continue reading

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