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Chinese businessman with links to Steve Bannon is driving force for a sprawling disinformation network, researchers say

Chinese businessman with links to Steve Bannon is the "linchpin" of a sprawling disinformation network that pushes election and covid-19 falsehoods, researchers say
  • May 17, 2021

Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life

Just moments before then president Trump left office, a Florida company claimed responsibility for 56 million IP addresses owned by the Pentagon. Three months later, it was managing nearly 175 million.
  • Apr 24, 2021

Gallows or guillotines? The chilling debate on before the Capitol siege.

Violent conversations flowed freely and visibly on for weeks, underscoring the openly violent intent of some of the thousands of Trump enthusiasts who thronged the Capitol on Jan. 6.
  • Apr 15, 2021

Amazon’s win in Alabama is latest victory in power struggle between tech giants, workers

For decades, tech company workers have advocated for better rights and better behavior from their employers. But deep pocketed companies like Amazon, Facebook and Uber have largely gotten their way.
  • Apr 10, 2021

A QAnon revelation suggests the truth of Q’s identity was right there all along

The extremist movement’s leader had purported to be a top-secret government operative. But a possible slip-up in a new documentary about QAnon suggests that Q was actually Ron Watkins, the longtime administrator of the 8kun message board.
  • Apr 5, 2021

How America’s surveillance networks helped the FBI catch the Capitol mob

A Washington Post review of hundreds of pages of court records reveals how the FBI used license plate scanners, facial recognition software and other controversial surveillance technologies to hunt down Capitol rioters during one of the biggest criminal investigations in American history.
  • Apr 2, 2021

One of QAnon’s most widely quoted critics reveals his real name. Hint: It’s not Travis View.

On a live stream of “QAnon Anonymous” last week, co-host Travis View did something he’d never done before — told listeners his real name.
  • Apr 1, 2021

Suspect in Boulder shooting had previously alarmed classmates with violent outbursts

The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to assault on an unsuspecting high school classmate for an alleged ethnic slur.
  • Mar 23, 2021

Anti-Asian attacks rise along with online vitriol

Data shows that terms such as “China,” “Wuhan” and “flu” have surged on far-right forums on Telegram, 8kun and since the election.
  • Mar 17, 2021

With Trump gone, QAnon groups focus fury on attacking coronavirus vaccines

Conspiracy theories about covid and vaccines once ran rampant on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. But months of purges of accounts that trafficked heavily in misinformation - especially after the baseless QAnon ideology helped fuel the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol - have driven adherents to the less visible but still virulent world of private groups on encrypted chat apps such as Telegram. Some groups have hundreds of thousands of users.
  • Mar 11, 2021