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Top Trump aide sought Israeli help in online manipulation during 2016 election – report

An Israeli private intelligence firm produced three separate proposals to manipulate social media in the US and spread misinformation for the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential elections, according to a new report. The misinformation campaign, dubbed ‘Project Rome,’ was produced by the Israeli private intelligence firm Psy-Group, which was founded and run by former members of the Israeli intelligence ...

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Twitter suspends more accounts for “engaging in coordinated manipulation”

Following last week’s suspension of 284 accounts for “engaging in coordinated manipulation,” Twitter announced today that it’s kicked an additional 486 accounts off the platform for the same reason, bringing the total to 770 accounts. While many of the accounts removed last week appeared to originate from Iran, Twitter said this time that about 100 of the latest batch to ...

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Trump slams currency manipulation by Brussels & Beijing

US President Donald Trump stepped up attacks on China and the European Union on Friday, accusing them of manipulating their national currencies and interest rates. The US, which is currently doing well, should preserve its right to recover what was lost through such practices as illegal currency manipulation and trade deals that were not profitable for the US, the president ...

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Bitcoin’s skyrocketing growth was ‘fraud and manipulation’ – report

The record growth in bitcoin last year was actually a coordinated market manipulation, according to recent research by University of Texas Finance Professor John Griffin. Read more Griffin, who has 10 years of experience in detecting financial fraud, examined millions of transactions on cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. In his paper, Griffin says that the US dollar-pegged cryptocurrency tether was used to ...

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Soros accuses Facebook & Google of manipulation and deceit

Billionaire investor George Soros says social media companies, particularly Facebook and Google, are becoming “obstacles to innovation” as they have become too powerful and should be broken up. Read more While often playing an “innovative and liberating role,” the companies are deceiving users “by manipulating their attention” and “deliberately engineering addiction” to their services, Soros wrote on opinion website Project ...

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