Tim Mak

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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."

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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.

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'Unite The Right' White Nationalist Rally Drowned Out By Counterprotesters

Monday, August 13, 2018

Internal disputes within white nationalism helped reduce the number of protesters at last weekend's "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, D.C.

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In 'Everything Trump Touches Dies,' Few Are Spared

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Rick Wilson's book is the story of a Republican Party whose shift toward Trumpism left him furious — and a rant against those who have disappointed him — conveyed with biting, over-the-top writing.

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Conservatives Mull Tech Firms' Influence Over American Politics

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Representatives from Facebook and Google recently went to a conservative political conference to confront allegations that their social media platforms unfairly suppress conservative content.

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National Security Officials Discuss Threats To U.S. Political System

Friday, August 03, 2018

The White House is trying to show it takes the threat of election interference seriously, even though President Trump sends mixed messages. This week brought several examples of foreign intrusions.

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This Is 'Not Fine': New Evidence Of Russian Interference Meets Inaction, Frustration

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The past week has been filled with news of Russian efforts to hack U.S. political offices and sow chaos through social media. But there has been little action in Washington to address the threat.

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Facebook Says It Removed Pages Involved In Deceptive Political Influence Campaign

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The activity on Facebook and Instagram included organizing counterprotests for a white nationalist rally in Washington. There's evidence of links to previous Russian disinformation efforts.

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FBI Agent Testifies About His Anti-Trump Texts

Thursday, July 12, 2018

FBI agent Peter Strzok testifies on Capitol Hill about text messages he sent that were critical of then-candidate Donald Trump. Republicans claim Strzok's texts reveal anti-Trump bias.

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Embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok Clashes With GOP In Raucous Hearing

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The counterintelligence agent told House Republicans on Thursday that political bias has never influenced his official actions and condemned the attacks on the DOJ and the FBI.

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Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Russian influence-mongers appear to have created a number of fake local news Twitter accounts — and spent years posting real headlines.

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How Did Steven Seagal And Vladimir Putin Become BFFs? Bob Van Ronkel Introduced Them

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Van Ronkel has made a business of connecting show business stars with powerful and wealthy Russians. He was even in Moscow for the much-discussed 2013 Miss Universe pageant.

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The Man Who Connects Hollywood With Russia's Rich And Powerful

Monday, July 02, 2018

Over the past two decades, Hollywood fixer Bob Van Ronkel has brought a revolving door of celebrities to visit Moscow, including Steven Seagal, Jim Carey and then-reality TV star Donald Trump.

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Mueller Seeks Interview With Disputed 'Link' Between Trump Camp, WikiLeaks

Monday, June 25, 2018

Randy Credico tells NPR that he won't agree to talk with the special counsel's investigators on a voluntary basis. He denies serving as a bridge between Roger Stone and Julian Assange.

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Former U.S. Diplomat Warns China Is Emulating Russian Political Interference

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Former State Department official Victoria Nuland testified to Congress about the Obama administration's response to Russian influence operations in 2016 and what other countries may be doing now.

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Former Radio Host's Relationship With Roger Stone Draws Interest In Russia Investigation

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How did President Trump's confidant Roger Stone get in touch with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange? Stone said the link was a leftist onetime radio host named Randy Credico? But Credico — who spoke to NPR — denies he made any connection.

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David Koch, Billionaire Political Donor, Announces Retirement

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

One of the founders of Koch Industries and its ubiquitous political network said he is leaving public life amid health concerns.

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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Uses Legal Threats To Protect His Client

Friday, June 01, 2018

President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has a history of using legal threats to prevent problems for his boss. NPR has the audio of a 2015 incident where he threatens a reporter.

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LISTEN: How Michael Cohen Protects Trump By Making Legal Threats

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Michael Cohen is facing legal peril. But he's usually the one using legal pressure to fix issues for Donald Trump before they become problems. NPR has audio of Cohen making threats in 2015.

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Amid Lawsuits And Circling Feds, Stone Rejects What He Calls A Scheme To Silence Him

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Self-described "dirty trickster" Roger Stone says that he is ready for an indictment but that congressional and Justice Department investigators won't find any wrongdoing.

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