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Absolute Power? Google’s Impact on the Midterm Elections Could Do Real Damage to Democracy

June 8, 2018

When will Google defend democracy? Ronald Robertson, Northeastern University As the 2018 midterm elections approach in the U.S., Google’s power to influence undecided voters remains overshadowed by Facebook’s personal data crisis. Facebook has “ taken it on the chin” for…

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‘Skynet Is Coming’ – Artificial Intelligence Can Officially Create Its Own Fake News

May 9, 2018

How artificial intelligence can detect – and create – fake news By Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University When Mark Zuckerberg told Congress Facebook would use artificial intelligence to detect fake news posted on the social media site, he wasn’t particularly…

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How Cambridge Analytica Got Your Facebook Data, According to the Guy Who Made it Possible

April 6, 2018

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it By Matthew Hindman, George Washington University The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar…

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Trump Consultants Caught Red Handed Plotting Sex Trafficking, Bribery, and Blackmail

March 19, 2018

In a shocking undercover video sting by Britain’s Channel 4 News, top executives of Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy which the Trump Campaign hired for the 2016 presidential election, are caught on camera plotting to provide decidedly illegal and corrupt services to…

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Don’t Look Now, But Here’s Proof of Collusion with Russia

March 2, 2018

NPR reported Friday morning that a prominent Russian politician with deep links to the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin had spent much of the last decade methodically developing personal relationships with leaders of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Alexander Torshin has…

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Bombshell Report Proves NRA Colluded With Russia

March 2, 2018

NPR reported Friday morning that a prominent Russian politician with deep links to the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin had spent much of the last decade methodically developing personal relationships with leaders of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Alexander Torshin has…

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The Official Obama Portraits Were Just Unveiled and the Internet is In Love

February 12, 2018

Yes, of course there’s a contingent of haters for America’s first black President and First Lady (and our last, to date, Democrat POTUS and FLOTUS) fouling up Twitter, because we all know how Republicans love to hate. But there’s a…

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13 Anti-Trump Twitter Accounts You Must Follow if You’re in The Resistance

February 9, 2018

If Barack Obama was the first president in history to leverage it to run successful political campaigns, Donald Trump is the first to actually attempt to govern by social media. And although Facebook plays an important role, clearly Trump’s platform…

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The DC City Council Just Savagely Trolled Trump’s Military Parade Demand

February 7, 2018

As the internet explodes with #CadetBoneSpur mockery in the wake of revelations that Trump is demanding a “grand military parade,” it looks like the Washington DC City Council just joined the fray. The DC City Council Just Trolled Trump’s Military…

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