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Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

To what extent — and how successfully — did Russian backed agents use social media to influence the UK’s Brexit vote? Yesterday Facebook admitted it had linked some Russian accounts to Brexit-related ad buys and/or the spread of political misinformation on its platform, though it hasn’t yet disclosed how many accounts were involved or how many rubles were spent. Today the The ...

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Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

To what extent — and how successfully — did Russian backed agents use social media to influence the UK’s Brexit vote? Yesterday Facebook admitted it had linked some Russian accounts to Brexit-related ad buys and/or the spread of political misinformation on its platform, though it hasn’t yet disclosed how many accounts were involved or how many rubles were spent. Today the The ...

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Researcher finds just 400 tweets from Russia aimed at Brexit vote

The claims around alleged Russian meddling in British politics has been stirred by allegations that fake Twitter accounts attempted to influence the Brexit vote. But while the mere suggestion was enough to make mainstream headlines, little was said about the “infinitesimal” quantity of tweets involved. According to Sky News, fake Twitter accounts created by an outlet known as the Russian ...

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Facebook says Russia did try to meddle in Brexit vote

BuzzFeed has obtained a statement from Facebook in which the tech giant admits, for the first time, that some Russia-linked accounts may have used its platform to try to interfere in the UK’s European Union referendum vote in June 2016. Which means Russian agents weren’t just using Facebook to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election, and in other recent elections ...

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Major Tory U-turn: Parliament will get binding vote on final Brexit deal after all

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:17 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:31 Parliament will get a vote on the final Brexit deal before Britain leaves the bloc, Brexit secretary David Davis has told MPs. The terms of the UK’s exit, including any transition deal and agreement on citizen rights, would have to become law via new legislation. That means MPs ...

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Billionaire shuts down Gothamist & DNAinfo after journalists vote to unionize

Two of New York City’s top digital news outlets have been shuttered just days after reporters and editors voted to join a union. Roughly 115 journalists were laid off, and all of their online articles disappeared without warning. At 5:00pm Thursday, the sites that hosted the Gothamist and DNAinfo began redirecting readers to a statement written by Joe Ricketts, the ...

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‘Down Syndrome abortions’ set for ban after Ohio House vote

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to prevent doctors carrying out abortions on fetuses found to have Down Syndrome following a prenatal screening. Doctors that follow through with abortion requests could face a fourth-degree felony charge which carries a maximum penalty of up to 18 months in prison or $ 5,000 fine, if they are convicted. Additionally, ...

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Schumer says he’s already cast his vote for de Blasio in primary

Mayor de Blasio got Sen. Chuck Schumer’s vote in this week’s primary, New York’s senior senator said Sunday. Schumer — while declining to offer a formal endorsement because he prefers to stay out of primary fights — revealed that he had already voted via absentee ballot and chose de Blasio. “I voted for him,” Schumer told reporters Sunday at his ...

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NBA pushing for vote on draft lottery reform: report

The NBA is pursuing a change to the league’s draft lottery system and would like to vote on such changes before the beginning of the 2017-18 season, according to an ESPN report. League commissioner Adam Silver, according to the report, would like do make tanking less appealing by making the odds lower for the worst teams to earn the top ...

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Travis d'Arnaud has strong game after getting vote of confidence

Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that the Mets can move forward this offseason with the tandem of Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki as their catchers heading into 2018. In the last two nights, d’Arnaud has shown why the Mets are feeling that way. Wednesday, the catcher hit a two-run homer in the Mets 6-3 win over the Phillies at ...

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