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Name the subject, and Russian disinformation operatives had a playbook on how to pass themselves off as politically active Americans to manipulate U.S. voters. The same tactics honed during the 2016 election carried over into the run-up to the midterms.

  • Oct 19, 2018

Twitter accounts originating in Iran masqueraded as foreign journalists and concerned U.S. citizens in an attempt to push political messages, according to new research.

  • Oct 17, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission told a federal court on Thursday that it acted properly when it eliminated net neutrality rules, marking its first salvo in battling back claims that the repeal was illegal.

  • Oct 11, 2018

Facebook cracked down on over 800 accounts and publishers on Thursday, saying that the politically-oriented accounts violated its policies against spam.

  • Oct 11, 2018

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai quietly paid the Pentagon a visit during his trip to Washington last week, seeking to smooth over tensions roughly four months after employee outrage prompted the tech giant to sever a defense contract to analyze drone video, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

  • Oct 5, 2018

Many of the Facebook groups that seem to advocate for Brett M. Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court -- and some of those defending Christine Blasey Ford, who accused him of sexual assault in the 1980s -- actually amassed their followers months or years before Washington’s most politically charged controversy unfolded, according to Facebook’s records, offering yet another sign that public outcry on social media isn’t exactly what it appears to be.

  • Oct 4, 2018

The Trump administration said it would sue California in an effort to block what some experts have described as the toughest net neutrality law ever written in the United States, setting up a high-stakes legal showdown over the future of the internet.

  • Sep 30, 2018

Sundar Pichai on Friday sought to assure top advisors to President Trump and leading lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the search giant isn't trying to silence conservatives online, an accusation that is set to take center stage when Pichai testifies at a high-profile, high-stakes congressional hearing in the coming months.

  • Sep 28, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions opened the meeting by raising questions of possible ideological bias among the tech companies.

  • Sep 25, 2018

In a pair of predawn tweets, the president said Google was silencing conservative media. The company said its searches aren't politically biased.

  • Aug 28, 2018
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