How social media bots can amplify fake news

The disinformation war is being waged online, but who's behind it?
Twitter announced a new effort to prioritize accessibility after garnering criticism from the rollout of a voice tweet feature this summer that didn't offer captioning.
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Mnuchin: New sanctions coming for Russia, North Korea

Feb 26, 2018
The treasury secretary also touched on Dodd-Frank, trade agreements and the tax overhaul in a wide-ranging interview with Kai Ryssdal.
Addressing a crowd of both students and visitors, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was joined by Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations in Los Angeles on Feb. 26. 
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Can Facebook regulate itself?

Feb 19, 2018
Facebook is a powerful way to manipulate U.S. citizens. Can it change to protect its users from misinformation?
Facebook has admitted to problems with ad metrics for the 10th time since September. Above, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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Top Wilbur Ross aide played a role in trade deal while on the board of shipping firm tied to Russia

Nov 6, 2017
The agreement with China will increase U.S. exports of liquid natural gas. Navigator Holdings, which could gain from increased drilling, has a business partnership with a Russian-owned firm and is partially owned by Ross via an offshore investment fund. For deal-maker Wendy Teramoto — Ross' chief of staff and Navigator board member at the time — it raises a conflict of interest.
Navigator Ceres, a liquefied petroleum gas ship owned by Navigator Holdings Ltd., in Brevik, Norway, in March 2016.
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has business connections to Russian president's family

Nov 6, 2017
Documents made public as part of a data dump being called the Paradise Papers show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has dealings with Sibur, an energy company with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, through his investment in a shipping company called Navigator Holdings.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross delivers remarks during an event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 4 in Washington, D.C. 
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Russia boosts soft power with energy investments

Nov 2, 2017
Venezuela’s state-owned oil company must make a $1.2 billion payment to creditors tomorrow as it risks defaulting it’s debt. Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft has made billions of dollars in loans to cash-strapped Venezuela and is likely to step in again. This is part of a strategy for making energy investments in unstable countries where […]
Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort checks the podium at Trump SoHo Hotel on June 22, 2016 in New York City.
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Chinese internet giant Alibaba looks to scoop up global talent in $15 billion R&D expansion

Oct 16, 2017
Chinese internet giant Alibaba is taking a big step toward competing globally. It plans to more than double spending on research and development to $15 billion over the next three years, and will open labs in seven cities around the world, including in Russia, Singapore and in the U.S. But can its dominance of the […]

Why the sanctions bill against Russia is controversial

Jul 26, 2017
The measure may have support from both parties in the U.S., but Europe isn't too happy about it.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.
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