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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Amy Klobuchar highlights a fake tweet trying to persuade black Democrat voters to text a fake number instead of actually voting.

Democrats are lobbying social media companies to stop fake stories about 2020 candidates before they can go viral

The Democratic National Committee is using software, third-party fact checkers and close liaison with presidential campaigns to fight fake news.
Google's logo seen at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference in Shanghai, China, in August 2018.

Google refused to call out China over disinformation about Hong Kong — unlike Facebook and Twitter — and it could reignite criticism of it...

Google said it disabled 210 YouTube channels linked to a disinformation campaign about Hong Kong. It stopped short, however, of blaming China.

Facebook and Twitter say they’ve detected a Chinese propaganda campaign targeting Hong Kong protesters

Mass protests in Hong Kong have been ongoing for weeks over human rights concerns, and the Chinese government has been running a covert social media propaganda campaign to try and undermine the Hong Kong protests.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

Rudy Giuliani tweeted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi minutes before Trump attacked Pelosi with another misleading video

Giuliani later deleted the tweet, but refused to apologize for promoting what he described as a "caricature" of Pelosi's "halting speech pattern."

Russia’s disinformation campaign wasn’t just on Facebook and Twitter. Here are all the social media platforms Russian trolls weaponized du...

Researchers found that virtually no social media platform was untouched by the Russian-linked disinformation campaign.

A new report found that Russia’s disinformation operation in the US picked up speed even after it was caught by Mueller

The Internet Research Agency's influence operations didn't stop after it was caught. On the contrary, the troll farm saw a spike in engagement rates.
Vladimir Putin

‘It’s like playing whack-a-mole’: A string of recent revelations paints a stark picture of Russia’s ongoing campaign to meddle...

The US is proactively combatting Russian attacks, but they're using sophisticated methods to find weak links in the explosive political environment.

Facebook’s former security boss says the US will ‘never eliminate’ election meddling

Alex Stamos, Facebook's former security boss, told the MIT Technology Review that propaganda and disinformation are a problem that will never be solved.
The Kremlin is pictured above in Moscow on March 7, 2017.

The DOJ has charged a Russian woman working for a close Putin ally with conspiring to interfere in the 2018 midterms

The woman, Elena Khusyaynova, is accused of playing a central financial role in a social-media influence operation known as "Project Lakhta" that prosecutors say "continues to this day."
Robert Mueller.

Mueller dropped a hint that he’s nowhere near finished charging people in the Russia probe

Prosecutors are seeking to scale back evidence sharing in their case against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. The special counsel Robert Mueller cited the risk of revealing who "uncharged individuals and entities" are believed to be "continuing to engage in interference operations."