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Twitter Removes 4,800 Accounts Linked to Iranian Government

Twitter announced on Thursday it has shuttered some 4,800 accounts with ties to the government of Iran. The accounts were engaged in spreading disinformation and propaganda that “benefited the diplomatic and geostrategic views of the Iranian state.”

A picture taken on March 13, 2018 shows a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts using his phone while attending a session in the capital Tehran. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Russians Mock Hillary Clinton’s ‘Reset Button’ After Meeting with Pompeo

Early word has been mixed on the meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, but the Russians took a moment to thank Pompeo for trying to restore relations between the two countries and mocked his predecessor Hillary Clinton.

Former US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, attends an international conference focusing on gender equality at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Friday, March 8, 2019. (Berit Roald/NTB scanpix via AP) Photo: Berit Roald, SUB / Associated Press

Trump Signs Executive Order to Deter and Punish Foreign Meddling in U.S. Elections

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that seeks to prevent and punish foreign interference in U.S. elections. The executive order, which would impose sanctions on individuals, entities, or countries, was announced by National Security Adviser John Bolton during a White House conference call.

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before a meeting with Republican Congressional leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean Politician Embroiled in Fake News Corruption Scandal Commits Suicide

South Korean lawmaker Roh Hoe-chan, 61, evidently leaped to his death from an apartment building in Seoul on Sunday night or Monday morning. A suicide note was found in his jacket 17 stories up in which Roh apologized for his misdeeds and asked voters not to punish the Justice Party he belonged to.

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Donald Trump Calls on DNC to Hand Over Email Server

President Donald Trump called on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday to hand over its server to the FBI to prove Russia hacked into it.

President Donald Trump answers questions about the 2016 U.S Election collusion during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The two leaders met one-on-one and discussed a range of issues including the 2016 U.S Election collusion. (Photo by …

Trump Will Discuss Election Meddling with Putin, Again

President Donald Trump told reporters in a late-scheduled press conference at the NATO summit that he will again discuss Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 election with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a July 16 bilateral meeting.

US President Donald Trump gestures as he addresses a press conference on the second day of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Brussels on July 12, 2018. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)