The Flying Kangaroo, a Qantas mascot, welcoming passengers arriving to Sydney on Monday as Australia reopened its borders. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP

Image of the week: Flying Kangaroo As if it wasn’t good news enough that Australia has reopened its borders for vaccinated visa holders, tourists and(...)

Liisa Talonpoika and Jarmo Sareva. Finland’s defence budget is about five times the size of Ireland’s and has mandatory military service for males over 18. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a Finnish saying, which roughly translates as “to be in the Lord’s purse”, says diplomat Jarmo Sareva. An Irish equivalent might be “to be o(...)

The US says the St Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency has used social media to spread disinformation about US elections. Photographs: Nicolas Asfouri and Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

After the FBI tipped off Facebook that the obscure leftwing website Peace Data was a clandestine front for Russia this week, the site’s anonymous admi(...)

Facebook and Twitter have been weaponised by those who want to spread a particular agenda, regardless of whether it is the truth or not. Photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown a spotlight on many things, but the importance of technology and its influence to our lives is certainly something th(...)

Photograph: iStock

Facebook removed a small network of accounts and pages that originated in Russia and had links to the Internet Research Agency, acting on a tip from (...)

US attorney general William Barr leaves his house in McClean, Virginia, hours before issuing a letter to Congress summarising the Mueller report. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The Attorney General Washington, DC March 24, 2019 Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: (...)

Robert Mueller. He  has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election to attorney general William Barr. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Over the past 22 months Robert Mueller has revealed a significant amount of detail about Russia’s role in the 2016 US presidential election and the ac(...)

The head of cybersecurity policy at Facebook said $135,000 was spent for ads on Facebook paid for in euro, rubles, and US dollars.

Facebook has taken down two fake news campaigns linked to Russia, as it continues to grapple with misinformation on its platform. Facebook has remove(...)

The US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Politicians in Washington will try to resolve deep-seated divisions on immigration in the coming days in order to avert a partial government shutdown (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attend the opening session of the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday. Photograph:  Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via Reuters

“My fellow Americans, an hour ago I learned that Russia had begun preparing its nuclear arsenal. I immediately ordered the United States’ armed forces(...)

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