Tim Mak

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After Suspicious Packages, Trump Urges Civility While Blaming 'Fake News' Media

Thursday, October 25, 2018

On his best behavior at a subdued rally Wednesday, the president left out insults of three Democratic targets. But a Thursday tweet pointed a finger at "purposely false and inaccurate reporting."


Facebook, Exploited By Influence Campaigns, Tries To Clamp Down With 'War Room'

Monday, October 22, 2018

The social networking behemoth says a new command center at its Silicon Valley headquarters will let it respond more quickly to foreign disinformation operations ahead of Election Day.


As Midterms Approach, Facebook Ramps Up Disinformation Fight

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Facebook gave journalists a tour of a new command center dedicated to fighting disinformation ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Will it make a difference?


How Will The Senate Vote On Kavanaugh? Not All Votes Are Known Yet

Friday, October 05, 2018

An initial vote Friday in the Senate will tells us if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gets to 50. That is the number of votes he would need for confirmation plus Vice President Pence's vote.


Most Twitter Accounts Linked To 2016 Disinformation Are Still Active, Report Finds

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Nearly 90 percent of accounts that spread disinformation during the presidential election continue to operate and spread or amplify false stories, a new study concludes.


Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham Lashes Out At Democrats Over Kavanaugh

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham ran against Donald Trump for president in 2016 and warned he was "crazy" and "unfit for office." Now he's the president's top defender on Capitol Hill.


What Can Citizens Do To Fight Foreign Disinformation Campaigns?

Monday, October 01, 2018

An expert told the Senate Intelligence Committee that there is dramatically more fake information than genuine conversation from automated accounts on the extreme ends of the political spectrum.


Latest On Kavanaugh And FBI Investigation

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Senate voted to move forward with Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court but the final confirmation vote will not happen until the FBI completes an additional background check.


Trump Orders Limited FBI Investigation To Supplement Kavanaugh Background Check

Friday, September 28, 2018

Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake provided the critical vote to move the nomination out of committee while proposing the limited investigation. The Senate held a procedural vote on the nomination Friday.


Russia's Pro-Gun Influence Accounts Copied The NRA — And Sometimes, Vice Versa

Friday, September 21, 2018

There was a lot of overlap between the messaging of the Internet Research Agency and the NRA on social media. What isn't clear is why.


Russia's Divisive Twitter Campaign Took A Rare Consistent Stance: Pro-Gun

Friday, September 21, 2018

An analysis of Twitter accounts associated with Russia's influence campaign shows how supportive it was of gun rights and how influential the National Rifle Association's messaging was.


Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Has Long History Of Urging Protest

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Butina's friends and contacts describe a driven young woman whose ardent support for gun rights brought her across the world and eventually into the center of the Russia investigation.


House Speaker Paul Ryan Says Author Of Critical Op-Ed Is 'Living In Dishonesty'

Thursday, September 06, 2018

First lady Melania Trump called the writer of an anonymous piece describing President Trump as amoral and petty "cowardly." The New York Times attributed the column to an administration official.


Senate Committee Vents About Hijacking Of Big Tech For Information War

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The Senate intelligence committee gets an update from Big Tech about how companies are fighting "active measures" like those waged against the U.S. in 2016.


Here's What Keeps The Democratic Party's Technology Boss Awake At Night

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The DNC wants local chapters to use complex passwords and is leaning heavily on tech giants — while also wishing for more help from government agencies in defending against cyberthreats.


McCain: War Hero

Sunday, August 26, 2018

How did Sen. McCain's time as a U.S. Navy pilot and prisoner of war influence his politics?


DNC Says Attempted Cyberattack Wasn't Russia. It Was A Test From Michigan

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Democratic National Committee has acknowledged that what it called an attempted intrusion of its voter database actually was a test by state-level party officials.


Democratic National Committee Says It Caught Cyberattack In The Act

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Facebook and Twitter have revealed that they've neutralized a number of accounts linked to foreign influence campaigns. Meanwhile in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, members of Congress were set to receive a confidential briefing about the state of election security in the U.S.


Facebook Shuts 652 Iran-Backed Accounts Linked In Global Disinformation Campaign

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The company says a network of accounts, pages and groups "originated in Iran and targeted people across multiple internet services in the Middle East, Latin America, UK and US."


Microsoft Says It Discovered — And Stopped — Attempted Cyberattack Tied To Russia

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Microsoft says it identified Russian cyberattacks targeting anti-Kremlin groups in the United States and also simulating U.S. Senate websites. The discovery comports with earlier warnings by intelligence leaders that Russian active measures would continue ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.