The Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. Photograph: J David Ake/Associated Press

The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at(...)

Tech companies have focused on clamping down on politically motivated disinformation. Facebook has a label for “disputed” stories and has introduced some independent fact-checking processes.  Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Is Ireland ready for its first post-truth referendum campaign? In the 20 months since this country’s last election, democracies around the world have (...)

Trump and Putin: “We don’t have the slightest intention to do harm to the United States,” says Russia’s new ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Vietnam News Agency/AFP/Getty

Russia’s new ambassador to Ireland has described allegations that Moscow is interfering in other countries’ democratic processes as ridiculous and lud(...)

US attorney general Jeff Sessions pauses as he testifies before a House Judiciary Committee. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has denied misleading the US Senate over his knowledge of contacts between the Trump campaign team and Russia during(...)

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves the US District Court after pleading not guilty following his indictment on federal charges including conspiracy against the United States. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The Russian investigation which has overshadowed Donald Trump’s presidency took a sensational turn on Monday as two former Trump aides were charged wi(...)

Reporters wait for official statements on the shooting in Las Vegas: the incident  gave fake news writers and trolls the opportunity to spread misinformation anew by exploiting  how  Facebook and Google handle threads and posts. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/The New York Times

When they woke up and glanced at their phones on Monday morning, Americans may have been shocked to learn that the man behind the mass shooting in Las(...)

The disclosure adds to the evidence of the broad scope of the Russian influence campaign, which US intelligence agencies concluded was designed to damage Hillary Clinton and boost Donald Trump during the election. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than (...)

Kiev’s main thoroughfare. Ukraine has been used for years by Russia as a testing ground for politicised cyber operations that later cropped up in other countries. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/New York Times

The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer”, kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an apartment and quietly sold his handiwork(...)

Mikhail Amelkin, chief technology officer of Tion, a start-up that manufactures air-purification systems in Akademgorodok, in Siberia, a town specially designed for scientists in the Soviet period. Photograph: James Hill/New York Times

Dmitri Trubitsyn is a young physicist-entrepreneur with a patriotic reputation, seen in this part of Siberia as an exemplar of the talents, dedication(...)

Donald Trump jnr (L): US investigators are probing whether there was collusion betweenRussia and Trump’s   campaign. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

US president Donald Trump dictated a statement, later shown to be misleading, in which his son Donald Trump jnr said a meeting he had with a Russian (...)

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