Tag: 2016 election

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Dr. Robert Epstein: ‘The More Google Knows About You, the Easier It Is for Them to Manipulate You’

Senior research psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology issued a grave warning about the ability of Silicon Valley to manipulate voters at the Breitbart News event “Masters of the Universe: Big Tech vs. Free Speech and Privacy” in Louisiana on Thursday night. Epstein described tactics used by Internet heavyweights like Google that could move hundreds of thousands of votes and potentially tip close elections.

This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows a user signing in to Facebook on an iPad, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook says it will show users if they followed or "liked" Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, it will launch …

Kremlin Complains Facebook Is Censoring Russian Media

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has deleted some 270 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, an operation located in St. Petersburg, Russia that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office identified as part of Russia’s operation to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

McMaster Blasts Russia in Final Comments as National Security Adviser

H.R. McMaster, in his final remarks as National Security Adviser, blasted Russia for its acts of aggression, warned that President Vladimir Putin believes he is winning a new form of warfare, and said Russia was one of several “revisionist and repressive powers” seeking to undermine America’s “values, institutions, and way of life.”

Illustration of cybercrime (Photo credit should read "HELMUT FOHRINGER/APA-PictureDesk via AFP") Helmut Fohringer / APA-PictureDesk / APA

Trump Administration Sanctions Russians for Interfering in 2016 Election

The Trump administration announced sanctions on Thursday against Russian individuals and organizations accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The sanctions designate five entities and 19 individuals under legislation and executive orders aimed at punishing those who engage in malicious cyber-activities.

Former Air Force General and CIA Chief: Military Would Disobey Orders from Donald Trump

Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theories Slip from ‘Collusion’ to ‘Convergence’

Former CIA and NSA chief Michael Hayden handled the latest shifting of goalposts for the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory industry in an interview posted on Tuesday. Hayden conceded that “collusion” between Russia and the Trump 2016 campaign cannot yet be proven, so he lowered the bar to “convergence,” a far more nebulous accusation that requires no proof whatsoever.

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to a question during a meeting with the students while visiting the Sirius Educational Centre for Gifted Children in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Friday, July 21, 2017. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Fitton: We Sue Office of Director of National Intelligence for Failure to Produce Legally Mandated Report on Russia’s Election Meddling

We are a year into the Trump administration, and we’re still trying to get a grip on why the agencies that report to him continue to slow-walk the release of information the public rightfully should have. The latest instance involves alleged Russian meddling in European elections, something we think the administration would want to be known.

Kellyanne Conway, Election Night (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

POLLAK: November 9 Was the Day After Groundhog Day

The conventional wisdom is that the past year has been extraordinary, a constant barrage of the unprecedented, the exhilarating, and the outrageous. That is true, to an extent. But on a deeper level, the past year has seen a return to what was once “normal.”

SAN FRANCISCO, USA - AUGUST 31 : A Russian flag waves on top of Consulate General Of The Russian Federation building as the consulate readies itself for closure in San Francisco, United States on August 31, 2017. The Trump administration ordered Russia to close it's consulate in San Francisco, and …

Russia Threatens to Retaliate for U.S. ‘Intrusion’ in California Consulate

The Russian Foreign Ministry remains angry at American officials for shutting down several diplomatic facilities in August, including the Russian consulate in San Francisco. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov previously dismissed the action as “state hooliganism.” The Russian Foreign Ministry treated it like a burglary in a statement released on Tuesday and said retaliatory action may be forthcoming.