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World / Politics Oct 20, 2018

Russian-linked bots used U.S. startups to meddle in elections

Operatives behind Russian-linked bots used tools from U.S. startups, including IFTTT Inc., to supercharge social-media misinformation campaigns and meddle in elections. Data disclosed this past week by Twitter Inc. showed that hundreds of accounts affiliated with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency used services offered by ...

World / Politics Oct 20, 2018

Russian woman charged in first U.S. election meddling case of 2018

The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna ...

Treasury employee accused in leaks linked to Robert Mueller's probe

World / Crime & Legal Oct 18, 2018

Treasury employee accused in leaks linked to Robert Mueller's probe

A Treasury Department employee was accused Wednesday of leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and an unidentified high-ranking colleague was cited in court papers as a co-conspirator, but was not charged. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior official ...