In the run-up to multiple votes around the world in 2016, including the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote and the United States presidential election, social media companies like Facebook and Twitter systematically served large numbers of voters poor-quality information — indeed, often outright lies — about politics and public policy.
Tue, 02 Jan, 2018
Twitter told congressional investigators it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to Russia, but the information shared by the social media giant at the briefing was described as "frankly inadequate".
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
Wed, 02 Aug, 2017
The owners of a Russian bank have filed a lawsuit against the online publication BuzzFeed for publishing an uncorroborated dossier that alleged they were part of a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 US presidential election.
Sat, 27 May, 2017
Billionaire Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway is poised to do well no matter who wins the White House in November, and the billionaire investor defended the performance and tactics of the conglomerate’s several large investments.
Mon, 02 May, 2016
Irish students were “packed like sardines” on a balcony which collapsed in California, Dublin has moved up two places in the rankings of the most expensive locations for foreign workers, Donald Trump said he is a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2016 US presidential election, and Chris Evans has been revealed as the new host of Top Gear.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015
Hillary Clinton, already the frontrunner in the minds of many Democrats for the 2016 US presidential election, is writing a memoir about world affairs and her time as secretary of state. The news will likely fuel more speculation about her political future.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2013