Archive

Category: 2018 Elections

Trump Takes to Twitter to Defend His China Tariffs

Matt Rourke/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of imported Chinese goods has been widely unpopular. Even so, on Wednesday, Trump decided to up the ante: He ordered his administration to consider raising the rate from 10 percent to 25…

Does Kris Kobach Have White Nationalists On His Campaign Payroll?

Kansas Secretary of State and candidate for the Republican nomination for Kansas Governor Kris Kobach addresses supporters during a campaign stop Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Pittsburg, Kan. Charlie Riedel/AP Photo Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Friday that two GOP political consultants had accused controversial Kansas…

Experts Warn Congress That Facebook and Twitter Can No Longer Set Their Own Rules on Foreign Disinformation

Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), (R), speaks while flanked by ranking member Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), (C), and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA), during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill, on August 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony about foreign influence on social media platforms. Mark Wilson / Getty Images News Looking…

Facebook has Uncovered a New Influence Campaign Targeting American Voters

Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire via ZUMA Press Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Facebook has detected an ongoing influence operation targeting Americans with content related to the politically contentious issues of immigration enforcement and white supremacism, first reported Tuesday by the New York Times: “Like the Russian interference campaign in 2016, the recently detected…