Facebook And Twitter Are Taking Steps To Help States Keep Bogus Election Information Off Their Sites
Weary of their platforms being abused, Facebook and Twitter have streamlined a process for states to flag election lies.
A West Virginia Democrat Is Running An Angry Populist Campaign Against Everyone And It's Working
Richard Ojeda rose up through West Virginia’s teacher strikes, and now he wants to take on Washington and everybody in it.
14 Groups Have Been Subpoenaed Over The Millions Of Anti-Net Neutrality Comments Filed Without People's Permission
When millions of people’s names were used to oppose — or in some cases, support —net neutrality without their permission, the FCC ignored it. But the investigation has taken a big turn.
If You Tweeted Out Kanye's iPhone Password, You Might Have Broken The Law
The US’s main hacking law is written so broadly that tweeting somebody’s password could theoretically bring charges.
The Arrest Of A Chinese Spy Is Another Sign Of Mounting Tensions Over Economic Espionage
The alleged spy, Yanjun Xu, would be the first operative of China's Ministry of State Security to face a US court.
This Ohio Woman's Run-In With The FBI Gives Us A Window Into Robert Mueller's Trump–Russia Probe
In 2016, Cassandra Ford renamed a Twitter account for the persona leaking hacked Democratic emails. That earned the FBI's interest and a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump’s Evidence Of Chinese Meddling In The Midterms Is An Ad In An Iowa Newspaper
China has tried to pressure Trump by raising tariffs on crops grown by farmers in red states. It also took out a multipage ad in an Iowa paper.
Jeff Sessions Finally Met With State Officials About Social Media, And Political Bias Barely Came Up
Despite President Trump’s insistence that social media platforms are biased against conservatives, the much-anticipated meeting largely focused on privacy and antitrust.
Only 13 States Have Sent Representatives To Jeff Sessions’ Summit On Social Media Bias
Attorney General Jeff Sessions invited 24 states to send representatives to a meeting to discuss a possible antitrust action against Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
If There Is Meddling With The Midterms, Local Voting Officials May Be To Blame
There are more than 10,000 local jurisdictions that administer the country's elections. Only 1,100 have signed up for the federal election threat alert system.
24 States Have Been Invited To The Justice Department's Meeting On Whether Tech Companies Are Biased
Attorneys general from California, Louisiana, and Texas are attending, those states have told BuzzFeed News.
The Indictment Of North Korea For The Sony Hack Shows How Cybersecurity Has Evolved
Attribution of the attack to North Korea was viewed skeptically at the time. But the indictment this week of North Korea for the hack may lift that skepticism.
The US Has Accused North Korea Of Hacking Sony Hours After Trump Tweeted “Thank You To Chairman Kim”
The Department of Justice has issued a massive complaint alleging years of hacking by a North Korean spy.
Alex Jones May Have Just Gotten A Federal Investigation Into His Banning
The Justice Department announced an investigation of social media regulation as Infowars' Alex Jones protests his banning from Facebook and YouTube.
Georgia's Voting Plan Has Drawn New Criticism, This Time Over How It's Dealing With Voters Overseas
The decision to block foreign internet traffic from its voter hub is just the latest controversy to touch the state's voting procedures.
This Is What Happened When John McAfee Told His Twitter Followers To Harass The SEC
“You seem to not be thinking logically about anything.”
Tech Companies Are Gathering For A Secret Meeting To Prepare A 2018 Election Strategy
Reps from up to a dozen of the US's biggest tech companies plan to meet in San Francisco to discuss efforts to counter manipulation of their platforms.
A Progressive Tech Fellowship Accidentally Made Everyone Think Democrats Were Getting Hacked
A day's worth of hacking confusion stems from a well-meaning tech startup trying to help the Michigan Democratic Party.
Reality Winner — The NSA Analyst Who Leaked Evidence Of Russian Election Hacking — Has Been Sentenced To Five Years
Winner faced up to 10 years in prison.
Iran’s Running A Russia-Style Troll Factory Operation, Researchers Say
Unlike Russia's US influence campaigns, the Iranian operations mostly mimicked beliefs and personas from the American left.