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Facebook independent research commission, Social Science One, will share a petabyte of user interactions

Back in April, Facebook announced it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent research commission to look into issues of social and political significance using the company’s own extensive data collection. That commission just came out of stealth; it’s called Social Science One, and its first project will have researchers analyzing about a petabyte’s worth ...

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Funding NGOs & stirring dissent: Russian special commission exposes election meddling by US

A special commission report on foreign meddling in the 2018 presidential election has been unveiled in Russia’s Upper House. The document highlighted the main methods of the elaborate campaign, spearheaded by the US. The report, presented on Wednesday in Russia’s Upper House (the Senate), was prepared by the Commission for State Sovereignty Protection in cooperation with leading experts and analysts. ...

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Gazprom agrees to reduce natural gas prices for Eastern & Central Europe – European Commission

Published time: 24 May, 2018 10:47 Edited time: 24 May, 2018 11:01 The European Union is imposing a series of obligations on Russian energy giant Gazprom to improve the flow of gas at competitive prices in Eastern Europe, EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday. Gazprom will have to ease its hold on the European market, said Vestager, giving ...

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Russian economy gaining momentum on rising oil prices – European Commission

Brussels is expecting the Russian economy to grow faster this year, citing surging oil prices as the main driver. “The impact of higher oil prices recirculating throughout the economy is likely to further support domestic demand and thereby GDP which is expected to grow by 1.7 percent in 2018,” the Commission said in its recent forecast, published on Thursday. Read ...

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Putin re-elected as Russian president, Election Commission declares polls valid (WATCH LIVE)

Russia’s Central Election Commission is announcing the final results of the country’s presidential election, after declaring the vote valid. According to the head of the commission, Ella Pamfilova, Vladimir Putin has claimed 76.69 percent of the vote, winning his third non-consecutive term as Russian president. Putin’s candidacy was supported by 56.43 million voters.  Communist Party candidate, Pavel Grudinin, came second ...

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Ethics commission says harassment charges against MP were part of election-related campaign

The Russian lower house ethics commission has refused to take disciplinary measures against MP Leonid Slutsky, noting that charges of harassment made against him by several women appeared to be part of a pre-planned campaign. “The commission has not found any dysfunction of behavioral norms in Mr Slutsky,” Head of the Commission Otari Arshba told reporters on Wednesday, after the ...

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US Federal Trade Commission to probe Facebook for use of personal data – Bloomberg citing source

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to probe Facebook for its use of personal data, Bloomberg reports, citing a source. The FTC is investigating whether Facebook violated the terms of a consent decree over its use of personal data, the source said. The probe is set to determine whether the social media giant allowed Cambridge Analytica to receive ...

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Foreign sponsors boost funding of Russia’s opposition, upper house commission claims

Russian senators have registered an increase in foreign funding to various Russian opposition movements and politicians, but added that external sponsors had become more careful in hiding their schemes. The report from the upper house Commission for Protection of State Sovereignty released on Monday  reads that the signals about the increase in foreign donations that various minor and non-registered opposition ...

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Central elections commission registers Putin as candidate for March 2018 election

Incumbent Russian president Vladimir Putin has been registered as a candidate for the March 2018 presidential race after the authorities recognized as valid over 300,000 citizens’ signatures in support of the motion. Read more Putin is running as an independent candidate, despite broad support from several major political parties including parliamentary majority United Russia and leftist parliamentary opposition Fair Russia. ...

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Russian Elections Commission chief expects no more than 8 candidates in 2018 vote

The head of Russia’s Central Elections Commission told reporters that the number of candidates in the upcoming presidential election will not exceed eight, noting that only two people have been registered so far. “We already have two registered candidates – Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Pavel Grudinin. Six more candidates have submitted their supporters’ signatures. It is clear that there will be ...

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