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17 Oct 2018

Facebook’s Purge Of Political Pages Fuels Delusion Of Insurgent Threats To Democracy

Facebook’s purge of more than 500 pages and 250 accounts ahead of midterm elections in the United States represents a massive trend to police social media activity in ways that put freedom of expression at risk. This trend effectively discourages users from engaging in radical politics. It may be viewed

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announcing indictments of 13 Russian nationals (Screen shot from C-SPAN broadcast).
16 Feb 2018

Mueller Indictment Part Of Cycle Of Information Warfare And Election Meddling Between U.S. And Russia

The Mueller indictment is part of an ongoing cycle of information warfare and election interference between the United States and Russia that goes back decades.

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Medicare For All rally in Los Angeles. Photo by Molly Adams on Flickr.
13 Sep 2017

What Happened: Sanders Fostered A Movement While Clinton Dwelled On Her Grievances

Sanders’ single-payer bill and Clinton’s book crystallize the deep ideological differences within the base and establishment of the Democratic Party.

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A sign carried at the D.C. March For Truth has tinges of homophobia. Photo by kellybdc on Flickr.
05 Jun 2017

‘March For Truth’: The Perils Of Claiming Trump Is Under Russia’s Influence—Without Proof

Democrats demand the country focus on Russia’s alleged election interference without proof instead of advancing a platform that can compete with Trump.

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Still image of Hillary Clinton speaking at Code 2017. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgdJlzuaJ6k
01 Jun 2017

Hillary Clinton’s Post-Truth Claims About Why She Lost To Trump

Donald Trump is often described as a “post-truth” president. Yet, Hillary Clinton has crafted her own alternative reality about why she lost the 2016 election.

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Julian Assange. Photo by Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina (culturaargentina) on Flickr.
09 Jan 2017

Assange Criticizes U.S. Effort To Conflate WikiLeaks Publications With Russian Hacking

Wikileaks urges skepticism toward assertion that publications of DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign emails were connected to alleged Russian hacking.

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Director of National Intelligence, James Clappe. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley on Flickr.
06 Jan 2017

Intelligence Report On Alleged Russian Interference In Election Lacks Proof

A much-anticipated report from U.S. “intelligence community” contains no additional concrete proof that Vladimir Putin ordered hacking to influence the election.

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06 Jan 2017

WikiLeaks Is What It Is Today Because Of U.S. Government And Media

If anonymous officials are right and WikiLeaks knows the Kremlin used them to undermine a U.S. election, then the government and press bear some responsibility.

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26 Nov 2016

Disentangling The Many Media Failures Of 2016

In the wake of the 2016 election, Shadowproof believes it is worthwhile to assess the state of journalism and the need for contrition, especially from those with the most influence and power in the press who failed citizens so miserably. Donald Trump’s election was aided and abetted by liberal journalists, who accelerated the decline of

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20 Nov 2016

The Aftermath of Trump’s Election: Facing Down Fear, Panic, And Uncertainty

For this week’s “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, Rania Khalek returns as co-host to process how to handle all the fear, panic, and uncertainty created by the presidential election of Donald Trump. We assess what needs to be fought immediately. Kevin Gosztola suggests the Dakota Access pipeline and return of the Keystone

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