Ex-workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ trust US indictment

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust US indictment

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — While Russian officials scoff at a United States indictment of 13 Russians in connection with their purported interference in America’s 2016 presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg “troll factory” thought that the criminal charges are well-founded.

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Filipinos fight back vs fake news

Filipinos fight back vs fake news

The Philippines has become a case study for the damage that disinformation can do to democratic societies, but after a year of living in fear of speaking up under the Duterte administration, Filipinos are fighting back openly and online, according to media experts and veteran journalists.

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Poe says gov’t workers, officials liable for ‘fake news’

Poe says gov't workers, officials liable for 'fake news'

Senator Grace Poe on Saturday defended Senate Bill No. 1680, which prohibits government employees and officials from peddling “fake news,” after presidential spokesman Harry Roque slammed the legislation as “unconstitutional.”

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CIA chief: Russians will meddle in coming US election

CIA chief: Russians will meddle in coming US election

Russian election interference has not stopped and Moscow can be expected to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo said in an interview published on Monday.

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Trump calls report he ordered Mueller’s firing ‘fake news’

Trump calls report he ordered Mueller's firing 'fake news'

President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed as “fake news” a New York Times report that he ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign.

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Palace: Gov’t suppressing press freedom is nothing but ‘fake news’

Palace: Gov’t suppressing press freedom is nothing but ‘fake news’

Malacañang branded as “fake news” allegations that the decision of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke the license of news website Rappler was a suppression of press freedom.

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