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Facebook pilots new political campaign security tools — just 50 days before Election Day

Facebook has rolled out a “pilot” program of new security tools for political campaigns — just weeks before millions of Americans go to the polls for the midterm elections. The social networking giant said it’s targeting campaigns that “may be particularly vulnerable to targeting by hackers and foreign adversaries.” Once enrolled, Facebook said it’ll help campaigns adopt stronger security protections, ...

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‘Tipping point passed’: Swedes waking up to reject liberal globalists, says political analyst

The Sweden Democrats have successfully played off valid general concerns over uncontrolled immigration and crumbling public welfare to pierce the fortress of liberal values in Sweden, political analyst Charles Ortel told RT. A combination of the “bad state of the immigration influx” and the “violence” associated with refugees, in addition to “unreported and under-reported” gang-related crime rates have contributed to ...

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Russia’s new political directorate vital in battle against ‘raving propaganda’ – general

The recent creation of the military-political directorate in the Russian Defense Ministry is due to the “undisguised and cynical information war” that the country is now facing on all fronts, the head of the body has said. “Today we see an absolutely undisguised informational war. It is openly cynical and it is being waged against our country on all fronts,” ...

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US has long history of sticking its political nose where it doesn’t belong

A senior Russian diplomat claims the US is attempting to meddle in Russian elections. If true, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time America stuck its proverbial nose where it doesn’t belong – and likely won’t be the last. Ahead of Russia’s regional elections on Sunday, Andrey Nesterenko said the US “certainly does” make attempts to meddle in the Russian ...

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At least 30 Russian political prisoners held in foreign nations, ombudsman claims

At least 30 Russian citizens are currently in custody in foreign nations, either serving sentences for their political beliefs or awaiting trial on political charges, Russia’s human rights commissioner has told reporters. “In my view there are about 30 prisoners of conscience among Russian citizens who are currently abroad, this is the very modest estimation. We understand that these people ...

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Leaked secret directive shows UN won’t help to rebuild Syria until there’s ‘political transition’

An internal UN document that was leaked to the media says the organization won’t provide humanitarian assistance to war-torn Syria until there’s a deal on “political transition.” The UN had earlier denied such a directive existed. The UN ‘secret directive’ on Syria was published by Russian newspaper Kommersant on Sunday. The two-page document, dated October 2017, lays out the framework ...

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Trump says ‘no political necessity’ to keep Canada in new NAFTA deal

Donald Trump said there is “no political necessity” to keep Canada in the NAFTA agreement if a “fair deal” cannot be reached. The US president warned Congress against interfering, threatening to kill the deal single-handedly. “There is no political necessity to keep Canada in the new NAFTA deal. If we don’t make a fair deal for the US after decades ...

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No political bias at Facebook? Employee claims company suffers from liberal mob-rule

A Facebook employee has warned that the company’s liberal culture is becoming increasingly intolerant, going so far as to say that Donald Trump and other critics are right to accuse the social media giant of political bias. Brian Amerige, a senior Facebook engineer, vented his frustration over the company’s liberal conformity in a message posted on an internal message board. ...

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US will not change Russia’s political course with restrictions – Foreign Ministry

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that US sanctions will not make Moscow change its policies and warned that the ‘invented excuse’ used by Washington was ‘diluting’ the international system of chemical weapons control. “All charges voiced by the US side are ephemeral but the restrictions introduced today are very real, even though they are largely a copy of the ...

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Execution by beheading: Saudi Arabia seeks 1st death penalty for female political activist

Human rights groups are fighting to save the first female political activist in Saudi Arabia to face the death penalty. Israa al-Ghomgham and five others were arrested during protests in 2015 and may face beheading. Al-Ghomgham, 29, was arrested along with her husband, Moussa al-Hashem, in December 2015. They were jailed for helping to organize anti-government protests in the kingdom’s ...

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