Russia's Twitter trolls deflected bad news about Trump during campaign

/ Nov 10, 2017

Russia's Twitter trolls deflected bad news about Trump during campaign

Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year's presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton's campaign, according to an Associated Press analysis of since-deleted accounts. Tweets by Russia-backed accounts ...

Internet giants find more Russia-linked election meddling

Oct 31, 2017

Internet giants find more Russia-linked election meddling

Internet giants were expected to tell Congress this week that Russian-backed content aimed at manipulating U.S. politics during last year's election was more extensive than first thought. Facebook, Google and Twitter were slated to share what they have learned so far from digging into possible ...

Senators propose social media ad disclosures amid Russia probe

/ Oct 20, 2017

Senators propose social media ad disclosures amid Russia probe

After months of congressional investigations into Russian interference with U.S. elections, legislation is gaining traction as senators introduced a bipartisan plan to impose new disclosure requirements for political ads on Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social media. "Election security is national security," said Democratic Sen. ...

/ Oct 15, 2017

U.S. rejects French proposal on taxing tech companies

The United States does not support a French proposal to tax the gross revenues of international tech corporations like Google and Amazon, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday. The remarks come as European officials say Washington has softened in recent days on a point that ...

/ Oct 14, 2017

U.S. moves closer to EU position on taxing tech giants

Washington is softening its position on European plans to impose taxes on U.S. tech giants such as Apple and Google, officials said this past week. The evolving attitude in recent days would mark a stark shift from American officials' frustration at previous efforts by European ...