election interference

HBO’s 'Kill Chain' doc highlights the flaws in US election machines

While COVID-19 might be putting just about everything else on hold, we're still marching towards a presidential election later this year. After the high-profile interference of 2016, election security
Everyone agrees: Facebook, Twitter should block disinfo—but probably won’t

Everyone agrees: Facebook, Twitter should block disinfo—but probably won’t

2020 misinformation already hard for platforms, with November still months away.
Trump Is Hiding Information From Democrats Instead Of From Russia

Trump Is Hiding Information From Democrats Instead Of From Russia

Former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance joined Nicolle Wallace's panel on Deadline White House today to discuss the new reporting that shocked no one: Russia is still interfering in our election
Sanders Rebuffs Alleged 'Help' From Moscow, Says None Needed From an 'Autocratic Thug'

Sanders Rebuffs Alleged 'Help' From Moscow, Says None Needed From an 'Autocratic Thug'

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday responded to a report in the Washington Post stating U.S. officials had warned the Vermont senator that Russia was attempting to aid his presidential campaign as part of
Russia Is Interfering On Trump's Behalf Again, And He's Enraged That Congress Now Knows It

Russia Is Interfering On Trump's Behalf Again, And He's Enraged That Congress Now Knows It

There's a bit more clarity now to the story of the briefing to the House Intelligence Committee that may or may not have contributed to acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire's
Here's What We Know About Russia's ‘New Playbook’ for Election Meddling in 2020

Here's What We Know About Russia's ‘New Playbook’ for Election Meddling in 2020

U.S. intelligence officials reportedly told a House committee last week about Russia's plans to interfere on behalf of President Trump, again.
Friday News Dump: Trump Covers Up New Russian Interference, And Other News

Friday News Dump: Trump Covers Up New Russian Interference, And Other News

The Russians are back! The Russians are back! And Trump would prefer we not talk about it: Breaking via NYT: Intel officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020

Intel officials: Russia working to re-elect Trump

A senior administration official said the news infuriated Trump, who complained that Democrats would use the information against him.
Trump mad that U.S. intel briefed lawmakers on Russian military attack on 2020 elections

Trump mad that U.S. intel briefed lawmakers on Russian military attack on 2020 elections

• U.S. intelligence briefed House on Russia to ensure Trump's re-election. • Classified briefing to lawmakers made Trump angry • Trump said Democrats would “weaponize” news of Russian military

Senate: Obama Admin. wasn't prepared to handle Russian interference

Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report (PDF) detailing the Obama administration's response to Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. The report says the Obama
Disinformation 2020: FBI warns of ongoing Russian 'information warfare'

Disinformation 2020: FBI warns of ongoing Russian 'information warfare'

“They identify an issue that they know that the American people feel passionately about on both sides and then they take both sides and spin them up so they pit us against each other. And then they
Twitter Admits to Helping Spread Election Disinformation During Iowa Caucuses

Twitter Admits to Helping Spread Election Disinformation During Iowa Caucuses

The Washington Post’s Tony Romm reported on Monday night that Twitter has decided it will allow certain right-wing accounts to spread disinformation about the Iowa Democratic Caucuses, including
Twitter Admits to Helping Spread Election Disinformation During Iowa Caucuses

Twitter Admits to Helping Spread Election Disinformation During Iowa Caucuses

The Washington Post’s Tony Romm reported on Monday night that Twitter has decided it will allow certain right-wing accounts to spread disinformation about the Iowa Democratic Caucuses, including
Iowa Caucus Results May Take a Few More Hours to Roll in Due to Election App Problem [Update: Hoo Boy]

Iowa Caucus Results May Take a Few More Hours to Roll in Due to Election App Problem [Update: Hoo Boy]

Update: 11:30 p.m. ET: Prior accounts of some problems with the app the Iowa Democratic Party is using to collect and tabulate results appear to have been somewhat... understating the situation. It is
Elizabeth Warren's Plan for Disinformation Pictures Big Tech and Government Sharing the Burden

Elizabeth Warren's Plan for Disinformation Pictures Big Tech and Government Sharing the Burden

Casting a spotlight on the U.S. government’s lack of preparedness for handling the deluge of disinformation circling the 2020 elections, White House hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday
Only Known Full-Time Cybersecurity Director Working for Any Democratic Presidential Campaign Resigns

Only Known Full-Time Cybersecurity Director Working for Any Democratic Presidential Campaign Resigns

Democratic candidate for president and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign cybersecurity official has resigned, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Read more...
New York Democrats Move to Register Illegal Aliens, Non-Citizens to Vote

New York Democrats Move to Register Illegal Aliens, Non-Citizens to Vote

New York State Senate Democrats have advanced a plan that will automatically register to vote all residents who apply for a driver's licenses -- which now includes non-citizens and illegal aliens --
Washington Post: Trump Believes Ukraine Conspiracy Theories Because 'Putin Told Me'

Washington Post: Trump Believes Ukraine Conspiracy Theories Because 'Putin Told Me'

Via the Washington Post, more proof that Trump can't be trusted with our national security because he's so gullible and easily manipulated -- as our boy Vlad has clearly figured out. Chris Matthews
Taiwan Detains 10 for Visa Scam That Brought in Thousands of Chinese

Taiwan Detains 10 for Visa Scam That Brought in Thousands of Chinese

Prosecutors announced on Thursday that police have detained ten people during the investigation of a visa scam that brought thousands of Chinese into Taiwan, some of whom may have been Chinese
How electric vehicles could be used to hack the 2020 election

How electric vehicles could be used to hack the 2020 election

Targeted blackouts could potentially swing an election by suppressing the vote.