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Americans have less freedom now because of Trump and Russian election interference, a new report warns

The Land of the Free is the 58th freest country in the world, according to Freedom House, an independent watchdog that measures political rights and democratic institutions.
Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix appeared before a parliamentary select committee in June.

Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook data was accessed in Russia

British politician Damian Collins told CNN that an investigation into data misuse has found evidence that Cambridge Analytica's Facebook data was accessed from Russia.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses as he delivers a keynote address during the Facebook f8 conference on September 22, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the conference introducing a Timeline feature to the popular social network.

Mark Zuckerberg called the idea that Facebook influenced the 2016 election ‘crazy’ — but the company has long touted its ability to ...

Facebook has come under fire for allowing Russian election meddling to play out on its platform, but turns out the site knew it was political all along.
Former CIA Director John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington

British intelligence reportedly told the CIA months before the election that Trump’s campaign had illicit contacts with Russia

It took agencies months after the November election to come to a consensus on Russian hacking, even though they had received intelligence on it long in advance.

Rex Tillerson reportedly squandered over $60 million that he was offered to counter Russian election meddling

Tillerson's State Department was offered vast sums of money by the Pentagon to implement programs to counter Russia's interference efforts. None of it got used.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters following the weekly policy luncheons at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Obama’s former chief of staff is blaming Mitch McConnell for ‘watering down’ their response to Russia’s 2016 election interfer...

Former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough cleared the air on who was to blame for the lack of urgency on Russian election meddling under the former president.
A woman looks at her smartphone as she attends the NYC Startup Job Fair in New York

Twitter found more than 50,000 Russia-linked accounts that actively shared election-related material — and Trump interacted with them hundreds o...

The social-media network's analysis of Russian activity on its platform shows just how widespread Moscow's interference in the 2016 US election was.
Donald Trump's temper sometimes leads intelligence experts to avoid briefing him on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump’s daily briefings often don’t include intelligence about Russia to avoid upsetting him

Some of Trump's daily briefings don't cover the latest intelligence on Russian meddling in the 2016 election because it makes him angry.

Top senator says there are likely ‘a lot more’ fake Facebook accounts tied to Russia

There are likely "a lot more" fake Facebook accounts affiliated with Russia than what the company has disclosed so far, senator Mark Warner said Wednesday.