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Facebook Says Little Evidence of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Vote

“Over all, I think the Russian activity during Brexit seems to have been minimal,” said an author of the study, Prof. Philip Howard of the Oxford Internet Institute, which studies online propaganda. “The real source of misinformation about the Brexit ...

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Mikhail Prokhorov paid Russian athlete to keep quiet about doping

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has found himself caught in the middle of an embarrassing sports scandal — and, for once, it has nothing to do with his team’s play on the court. Prokhorov allegedly paid a Russian Olympic athlete millions ...

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Vladimir Putin is focus of new Russian art exhibit

Vladimir Putin is focus of new Russian art exhibit The “SUPERPUTIN” installation features around 30 paintings and sculptures of the Russian leader in an array of styles. Putin’s approval rating in the country are shockingly-high, with a Pew Research Center ...

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FBI didn't notify U.S. officials about Russian hackers' efforts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, ...

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Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky dead at 55

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone known for his velvety voice, dashing looks and shock of flowing white hair, died Wednesday at a hospice near his home in London, a few years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He ...

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Were You a Victim of Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Help You Find Out

Facebook has said that 29 million Americans saw content created by Russian agents directly in their news feed, while 126 million shared posts that were shared or linked to by their friends, with that number rising to roughly 150 million ...

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George Takei thinks Russian bots spread sexual assault accusation

George Takei had an out-of-this-world explanation for why so many people were talking about the sexual assault claim against him. In a now-deleted tweet, the “Star Trek” actor blamed Russian bots for spreading the story after Scott Brunton, an ex-model ...

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Live Briefing: House Intelligence Committee Releases Incendiary Russian Social Media Ads

One ad from “South United,” a now-suspended Facebook group, depicted a Confederate Flag with accompanying text: “Heritage, not hate. The South will rise again!” The ad, created in October of 2016, cost approximately $ 1,300 and garnered roughly 40,000 clicks. ...

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Russian Influence Reached 126 Million Through Facebook Alone

The Russia-linked posts were “an insidious attempt to drive people apart,” Colin Stretch, the general counsel for Facebook who will appear at the hearings, said in his prepared remarks. He called the posts “deeply disturbing,” and noted they focused on ...

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Russian firm says pirated Microsoft Office led to NSA 'backdoor'

An NSA contractor with highly classified material had his computer “backdoored” after downloading a pirated copy of Microsoft Office, according to a Russian cybersecurity firm. Kremlin-backed hackers were able to steal information on American cyber defenses from a worker who ...

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