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The West? Trolling foreign states for over a decade – former MI5 agent

Western countries have been running so-called troll farms against other states for a long time and may now be only seeking to expand operations by developing new software, says former MI5 intelligence officer Annie Machon. The US army is looking for help to access and respond to foreign social media platforms. The software needs to interpret the sentiment within a ...

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Baseball agent fired over allegations he secretly filmed clients in shower

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 12:08 Baseball agent Jason Wood has been fired by his employer, CSE Talent, for allegedly filming clients while they took a shower at his home in St. Louis. Accusations against the agent emerged after a baseball player who prefers to remain anonymous reportedly found a hidden camera in the bathroom while using the shower in ...

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US exerts much stricter control over ‘foreign agent’ media outlets than Russia – Putin

Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 18:35 US law relating to media outlets designated as ‘foreign agents’ are much stricter than the measures outlined by corresponding Russian legislation, President Vladimir Putin has said. But the law needs ‘improvements,’ he added. In the US, where certain Russian media outlets were declared “foreign agents,” these edicts applied to these so-called foreign agents are ...

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RT America’s ‘foreign agent’ registration driven by error-riddled intel report

The US Department of Justice based its decision to demand RT America register as a foreign agent on the intelligence community’s report accusing RT of influencing the 2016 election, a DOJ official said. The report, issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in January 2017, “was certainly relevant to our decision to examine them more recently,” ...

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New Mexico police repeatedly pulled over ICE agent ‘driving while black’ – ACLU

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of an immigration deportation officer, who claimed she was racially profiled by New Mexico police. The African-American woman says she was stopped three times in less than a month without probable cause. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Wednesday, ...

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Mueller booted FBI agent off Russian election meddling probe over 'anti-Trump texts' – reports

Robert Mueller removed an FBI agent from his investigation into alleged Russian election meddling, people briefed on the matter told US media. The move came after the Justice Department began probing whether the agent had sent anti-Trump text messages. Mueller, the special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, removed FBI agent Peter Strzok from the investigation ...

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New Russian bill introduces fines for media violations of foreign agent law

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 10:04 A senior Russian MP has drafted a bill introducing large fines and administrative detention for violating a new law requiring foreign media to register as foreign agents and mark their product accordingly. Read more The draft law, prepared by the head of the Lower House Legislative Committee, MP Pavel Krasheninnikov (United Russia), states that ...

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Meet ‘foreign agent’: Americans in America covering American news for Americans

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 23:30 Comedian and host of RT America’s ‘Redacted Tonight’, Lee Camp, has a simple American question for his American audience: How on God’s green earth does RT America qualify as a “foreign agent”? “I’m an American in America covering American news for Americans,” Camp confessed on his show. “My father was in the US military ...

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Trump, GOP renew calls for border wall after Border Patrol agent dies on job

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 19:38 A US Border Patrol agent died Sunday from injuries sustained in an incident near El Paso, Texas, in which the circumstances were not clear. President Trump and GOP politicians renewed their calls to build a border wall. Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, and his partner were on patrol in the Big Bend sector of southwestern ...

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Sputnik’s US partner registers as foreign agent as FARA crackdown continues

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 02:25 Edited time: 18 Nov, 2017 02:26 Days after RT America was forced to register as a foreign agent, Sputnik Radio’s partner Reston Translator, which distributes its programs in the US, has been registered as such by the US Justice Department to cheers in the US mainstream media. Announcing that Reston Translator, one of Sputnik’s ...

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