Mueller To Detail Trump Associates' Offers Of Russian Sanctions Relief
19 December, 2018, 05:39 | Author: Ted Wilson
The social media tactics used by a Russian organisation to influence the 2016 U.S. elections were broader and more targeted than previously thought, two new reportsreleased on Monday show.
The reports also support previous findings that the influence operations sought to polarize Americans by sowing political divisions on issues such as immigration and cultural and religious identities.
The panel's top Democrat, Mark Warner, said the reports indicate that "these attacks against our country were much more comprehensive, calculating and widespread than previously revealed".
The report said Russian hackers also targeted Republican senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham and the late John McCain, as well as former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, special prosecutor Robert Mueller, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The reports were compiled by the cybersecurity firm New Knowledge and by the Computational Propaganda Research Project, a study by researchers at the University of Oxford and Graphika, a social media analysis firm.
Such efforts extended to Google-owned YouTube, despite Google's earlier assertion to Congress that Russian-made videos didn't target specific segments of the population.
The study says that there were 187 million engagements with users on Instagram, while there were 77 million on Facebook. It notes that peaks in Internet Research Agency advertising and organic activity - or posts, shares and comments by users - often corresponded with important dates in the US calendar, crises and worldwide events. Twitter said it has made "significant strides since 2016 to counter manipulation of our service". The effort was urge them - African Americans and supporters of Bernie Sanders - to shun Hillary Clinton.
While those on both sides of the aisle continue arguing about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, there finally appears to be major movement by Mueller on this front.
"With at least some of the Russian government's goals achieved in the face of little diplomatic or other pushback, it appears likely that the United States will continue to face Russian interference for the foreseeable future", the researchers wrote.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has been engaged in a months-long legal battle against alleged Russian troll farms who have been accused of carrying out a plot to interfere with the 2016 election through various methods, including spreading political messages online.
The reports show how, two years later, US lawmakers are still learning from Russia's 2016 intervention and trying to craft policy that would shore up USA defenses against disinformation.
The new Austin campus will mark Apple's third in the city, where the company already employees 6,200 workers. Google put its first office in NY almost 20 years ago, and plans to move into the new campus space by 2020.
I should have said " water boy ". like for football teams or something like that. apologize to @SenatorDurbin too! She said it sounded like Pompeo was carrying water for a "wanna-be dictator", using a cruder term.
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The communities secretary James Brokenshire said on Tuesday that it was "right and proper" for no-deal planning to be stepped up. No 10 accused the Labour leader of a political "stunt", and said the Government would not allow parliamentary time for a vote .
Border Patrol agents detain a group of Central American asylum seekers near the U.S. -Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, on June 12. The CBP facility at Antelope Wells had no medical personnel and was completely unsuited to receiving refugees in family groups.
France has been targeted by a series of attacks by gunmen since 2015, and the Strasbourg market was long considered a target. The Strasbourg-based European Parliament was also on lockdown, with MEPs, staff and journalists unable to leave the building.
Both captains played down the on-field banter during the match, saying it never crossed the line of what was acceptable. Australia bounced back in style in the four-match series against India to win the second Test in Perth by 146 runs .
With Memphis' strong desire to hold on to Dillon, they eventually pulled themselves out of the deal with the Wizards and Suns. Grizzlies and Suns officials never communicated directly until the trade was nearly finalized, leading to the confusion.
While the press party has been canceled, Fox News reports the White House is still hosting numerous other holiday parties. It's tough to lose a job around Christmas but outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly seems OK with it.
Qualcomm announced it was dropping plans to proceed with the deal after it failed to receive Chinese government approval. A full-blown resolution was not expected to be reached in Buenos Aires; the issues that divide them are just too hard .
He said, stakeholder consultations are needed as it is the government that runs the economy and formulates policies. Banking is ... now facing several challenges, which are of critical importance and they need to be dealt with.
Four journalists, newspaper are Time's Person of the Year
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Samsung's new smartphone doesn't have a headphone jack
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Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in jail
Like Cohen, the tabloid publisher admitted it was trying to influence the election by protecting Mr Trump from a damaging story. Cohen's father, Maurice Cohen, who showed little emotion during the hearing, later told reporters: "My heart is ripped".