All posts tagged "2016 Election"

  • FBI Targeting NRA As Source Of Dark Money To Help Trump

    Making use of foreign money to help a presidential election is a big no-no…and now it looks as though the FBI is looking into whether or not the Trump campaign did just that, with the help of...

    • Posted January 19, 2018
  • Michael Flynn
    Flynn Reportedly Ready to Testify Against Trump

    It hasn’t taken long for the fallout from Michael Flynn’s plea agreement to be felt in terms of how it affects the White House. According to ABC News, the former national security adviser is apparently ready to...

    • Posted December 1, 2017
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg.
    Facebook To Roll Back Curtain On Russian Ads

    Facebook announced earlier this week that it is developing a tool to let users see if they were served ads by Russian trolls during the 2016 election. The social media juggernaut posted an update on its blog...

    • Posted November 27, 2017
  • Matt Dunlap
    Dem Member Sues Voter Fraud Commission

    One of the Democratic members of the President’s voter fraud commission, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, has filed a lawsuit in D.C. federal court against the body claiming it has run afoul of federal transparency laws....

    • Posted November 11, 2017
  • One Year Out From Election Win, ‘Trumpism’ Plants The Seeds For Authoritarianism

    Since we’re one year out from Donald Trump’s surprise election victory, it’s prudent to assess his presidency and in what direction it’s likely to go in. These periodic assessments (there will likely be more of them at...

    • Posted November 10, 2017
  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
    Trump Campaign’s Data Firm Contacted Wikileaks

    The Daily Beast reports that Cambridge Analytica head Alexander Nix reached out to WikiLeaks for help accessing emails that were stored on Hillary Clinton’s private server and eventually wanted to create a searchable database of their contents....

    • Posted October 26, 2017
  • Does the new Twitter policy go far enough?
    Twitter Announces New Ad Policies

    Twitter rolled out a new policy on Tuesday that it says will bring greater transparency to its political ad process, giving users the opportunity to learn more about the ads they are seeing and why they are...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
  • Sen. Mark Warner
    Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Adam Schiff Criticize Twitter Briefing

    Twitter met with Senate officials on Thursday to discuss data that may point to Russia interfering in the 2016 election, but Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) feel the social media company has much...

    • Posted September 29, 2017
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg
    Facebook Backtracks, Will Work With Congress

    Changing course from its previous position, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced Thursday that his company will provide Congress with information about the 3,000-plus ads purchased by a Russian troll farm during the 2016 election. Appearing in a...

    • Posted September 23, 2017
  • Sen. Mark Warner
    Sen Warner Calls for Online Ad Rules

    Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) commented Thursday about the recent news that Facebook sold ads to Russian “troll farms” who sought to influence the 2016 presidential election in favor of then candidate Donald Trump. In an interview with...

    • Posted September 7, 2017